Synonyms of martyr


1. martyr, sufferer, victim

usage: one who suffers for the sake of principle

2. martyr, victim

usage: one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion


1. martyr, kill

usage: kill as a martyr; "Saint Sebastian was martyred"

2. martyr, martyrize, martyrise, torture, excruciate, torment

usage: torture and torment like a martyr

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

Definition and meaning of martyr (Dictionary)