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.