put-upon


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put-upon

adj
informal treated badly, esp by somebody who takes advantage of one's willingness to help them, or by being asked to do an excessive amount of work

put′-upon`



adj.
imposed upon; ill-used.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.put-upon - of personsput-upon - of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"
misused - used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose; "misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents"
Translations

put-upon

[ˈpʊtəˌpɒn] ADJ she's feeling very put-uponcree que los demás la están explotando
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