Repressed vs Downtrodden - What's the difference?

repressed | downtrodden |


As verbs the difference between repressed and downtrodden

is that repressed is (repress) or repressed can be pressed again while downtrodden is .

As adjectives the difference between repressed and downtrodden

is that repressed is subjected to repression while downtrodden is (figuratively) oppressed, persecuted or subjugated.

repressed

English

Etymology 1

repress + -ed

Verb

(head)
  • (repress)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Subjected to repression.
  • (medical) Showing the suppression of emotions or impulses.
  • Derived terms
    * repressed memory

    Etymology 2

    re- + pressed

    Verb

    (head)
  • Pressed again.
  • Anagrams

    *

    downtrodden

    English

    Adjective

  • (figuratively) Oppressed, persecuted or subjugated.
  • Trodden down.