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put-upon

[poo t-uh-pon, -pawn]
adjective
  1. imposed upon; ill-used.
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Origin of put-upon

First recorded in 1915–20
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  • I can hardly believe they are the wicked ferocious beings you all make out, poor, patient, put-upon looking mortals!