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A member of the lowest of the four major castes of traditional Indian society, comprising artisans, laborers, and menials.
Of or relating to the caste of Sudras.

[Sanskrit śūdraḥ.]


(Hinduism) the lowest of the four main Hindu castes, the workers
[C17: from Sanskrit]


or Su•dra

(ˈʃu drə, ˈsu-)

n., pl. -dras.
a Hindu of the lowest caste, that of the workers.
Compare Brahman (def. 1), Kshatriya, Vaisya.
[< Skt śūdra]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sudra - a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste
shudra, sudra - the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status
Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
2.sudra - the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status
varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
Shudra, Sudra - a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste
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