[syn: martyr, sufferer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sufferer \Suf"fer*er\, n.
1. One who suffers; one who endures or undergoes suffering;
one who sustains inconvenience or loss; as, sufferers by
poverty or sickness; men are sufferers by fire or by
losses at sea.
2. One who permits or allows.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person suffering from an illness [syn: sick person,
diseased person, sufferer]
2: one who suffers for the sake of principle [syn: martyr,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "sufferer":
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,