sufferer

Definitions of sufferer
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n a person suffering from an illness

Synonyms:
diseased person, sick person
Types:
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anorectic, anorexic
a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
bulimic
a person suffering from bulimia
consumptive, lunger, tubercular
a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
convalescent
a person who is recovering from illness
depressive
someone suffering psychological depression
diabetic
someone who has diabetes
dyspeptic
a person suffering from indigestion
epileptic
a person who has epilepsy
bleeder, haemophile, haemophiliac, hemophile, hemophiliac
someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
incurable
a person whose disease is incurable
insomniac, sleepless person
someone who cannot sleep
invalid, shut-in
someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
lazar, leper
a person afflicted with leprosy
lunatic, madman, maniac
an insane person
manic-depressive
a person afflicted with manic-depressive illness
monomaniac
a person suffering from monomania
narcoleptic
a person who has narcolepsy
neurasthenic
a person suffering a nervous breakdown
mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic
a person suffering from neurosis
patient
a person who requires medical care
psycho, psychotic, psychotic person
a person afflicted with psychosis
rheumatic
a person suffering with rheumatism
syphilitic
a person suffering from syphilis
valetudinarian
weak or sickly person especially one morbidly concerned with his or her health
spewer, vomiter
a person who vomits
alexic
a person with alexia
analysand
a person undergoing psychoanalysis
arthritic
a person afflicted with arthritis
cataleptic
a person suffering from catalepsy
claustrophobe
a person suffering from claustrophobia
crazy, looney, loony, nutcase, weirdo
someone deranged and possibly dangerous
hypertensive
a person who has abnormally high blood pressure
hypochondriac
a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
hypotensive
a person who has abnormally low blood pressure
hysteric
a person suffering from hysteria
index case
the earliest documented case of a disease that is included in an epidemiological study
inmate, inpatient
a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
bedlamite
an archaic term for a lunatic
pyromaniac
a person with a mania for setting things on fire
madwoman
a woman lunatic
melancholiac, melancholic
someone subject to melancholia
obsessive
a person who has obsessions
obsessive-compulsive
a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
outpatient
a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
paranoiac, paranoid
a person afflicted with paranoia
psychopath, sociopath
someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
schizophrenic
someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia
vaccinee
a patient who has been vaccinated
Type of:
unfortunate, unfortunate person
a person who suffers misfortune

n one who suffers for the sake of principle

Synonyms:
martyr
Examples:
William Tindale
English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
Types:
shaheed
Arabic term for holy martyrs; applied by Palestinians to suicide bombers
Type of:
victim
an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance

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