put-upon


put-upon
adjective
of persons; taken advantage of
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after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used

Syn: ↑exploited, ↑ill-used, ↑used, ↑victimized, ↑victimised
Similar to: ↑misused

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adj
imposed on, taken advantage of, exploited, used, inconvenienced, abused, maltreated, persecuted

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\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: from the past participle form of the phrase put upon
: imposed upon : taken advantage of : abused, victimized

a deceived, anguished, put-upon girl — Anthony West

identifies herself with the characters who are most put-upon, most noble, most righteous — James Thurber

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/poot"euh pon', -pawn'/, adj.
imposed upon; ill-used.
[1915-20]

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put-upon UK US adjective informal
asked to do too much because you are kind and helpful
Thesaurus: busy and workingsynonym

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ˈput-upon [put-upon] adjective
treated in an unfair way by sb because they take advantage of your kindness or willingness to do things

his much put-upon wife


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put-upon — adj informal someone who feels put upon thinks that other people are treating them unfairly by expecting them to do too much …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • put-upon — put′ upon adj. imposed upon; ill used • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • put upon — ► put upon informal exploit the good nature of. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put-upon — also put upon ADJ GRADED If you are put upon, you are treated badly by someone who takes advantage of your willingness to help them. [INFORMAL] Volunteers from all walks of life are feeling put upon. ...Bernard s put upon wife Maud. Syn: used …   English dictionary

  • put upon — (informal) TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, impose on, exploit, use, misuse; informal walk all over. → put * * * put upon 1. To take undue advantage of 2. To impose on • • • Main Entry: ↑put * * * [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • put upon — {v.} To use (someone) unfairly; expect too much from. Used in the passive or in the past participle. * /Martha was put upon by the bigger girls./ * /Arthur was a much put upon person./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put upon — {v.} To use (someone) unfairly; expect too much from. Used in the passive or in the past participle. * /Martha was put upon by the bigger girls./ * /Arthur was a much put upon person./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put\ upon — v To use (someone) unfairly; expect too much from. Used in the passive or in the past participle. Martha was put upon by the bigger girls. Arthur was a much put upon person …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put-upon — /ˈpʊt əpɒn / (say poot uhpon) adjective constantly taken advantage of or imposed upon: she felt used and put upon …   Australian English dictionary

  • put upon — adjective Imposed on, taken advantage of, used, taken for granted, or unappreciated. A man shouldn’t let himself be put upon by circumstances so as to be only half himself. Syn: victimize …   Wiktionary