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People and things that are treated badly - thesaurus

Synonyms

victim

noun

someone who has suffered as a result of the actions or negative attitudes of someone else or of people in general

target

noun

a person, building, or area that someone intends to attack

pawn

noun

a person who is being used by someone who is more powerful to help them achieve an aim

plaything

noun

someone or something that you are only interested in when you want pleasure or entertainment and do not care about the rest of the time

stooge

noun

someone who is used by someone else to do a difficult or unpleasant job

dogsbody

noun

Britishinformal someone who is forced to do all the jobs that no one else wants to do

sacrificial lamb

noun

someone or something that suffers so that someone or something more important can succeed

whipping boy

noun

someone who is punished for someone else’s mistake or crime, usually because they have less power than that person

toy

noun

a person that someone treats badly and uses as a means of pleasure or fun

Cinderella

noun

someone or something that has good qualities but is treated badly or ignored

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cannon fodder

noun

a person or group that is used by other people to help them achieve something, not caring if they are harmed

creature

noun

formal someone who seems to have been created by or be completely controlled by another person or organization

fodder

noun

someone or something considered useful only for one particular purpose

instrument

noun

a person who someone uses to help achieve a result

unfortunate

noun

literary someone who has an unpleasant life or is in an unpleasant situation

victim

noun

something that is badly affected by a situation, a decision etc

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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