AskDefine | Define sufferer

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1 a person suffering from an illness [syn: sick person, diseased person]
2 one who suffers for the sake of principle [syn: martyr]

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sufferer (Plural: sufferers)
  1. One who suffers.
  2. One who is afflicted.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

apoplectic, arthritic, case, consumptive, dyspeptic, epileptic, incurable, inpatient, invalid, martyr, object of compassion, outpatient, patient, poor devil, prey, rheumatic, shut-in, sick person, spastic, terminal case, the sick, valetudinarian, victim, wretch
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