What does put-upon mean?

Definitions for put-upon

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word put-upon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exploited, ill-used, put-upon, used, victimized, victimised(adj)

    of persons; taken advantage of

    "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of put-upon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of put-upon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ambrose Bierce:

    Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.

  2. Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire:

    A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

  3. Paxton Blair:

    There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights and inadequate stress put upon his duties and responsibilities.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.

  5. Robert Grimsey:

    Clients (are) saying we want somebody to put in place a plan of action that allows us to either benefit or to manage the challenges that Brexit has put upon us, interim managers are like contractors - but these are executives, very high-powered executives. So, people who used to be on boards of companies that decide to take a job where they work on projects, six months or nine months.

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