sufferer


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suf·fer

 (sŭf′ər)
v. suf·fered, suf·fer·ing, suf·fers
v.intr.
1. To feel pain or distress; sustain injury or harm: suffer from arthritis; made the people suffer for their disloyalty.
2.
a. To have a specified shortcoming or weakness: writing that suffers from poor organization.
b. To sustain a loss, setback, or decline in effectiveness; become worse: When morale drops, the company's performance suffers.
c. To appear at a disadvantage: "He suffers by comparison with his greater contemporary" (Albert C. Baugh).
v.tr.
1.
a. To experience, undergo, or feel (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant): suffer a heart attack; suffer a debilitating illness; suffer pain.
b. To undergo or be subjected to (a negative experience or development): a team that suffered a defeat; a species that suffered a decline in population; a business that suffered huge losses.
2.
a. To put up with; tolerate: She does not suffer fools easily. See Synonyms at endure.
b. To permit; allow: "They were not suffered to aspire to so exalted a position as that of streetcar conductor" (Edmund S. Morgan).

[Middle English suffren, from Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferīre, from Latin sufferre : sub-, sub- + ferre, to carry; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]

suf′fer·er n.
suf′fer·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sufferer - a person suffering from an illnesssufferer - a person suffering from an illness  
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
anorectic, anorexic - a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
bulimic - a person suffering from bulimia
consumptive, tubercular, lunger - 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; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
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
2.sufferer - one who suffers for the sake of principlesufferer - one who suffers for the sake of principle
shaheed - Arabic term for holy martyrs; applied by Palestinians to suicide bombers
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
Translations

sufferer

[ˈsʌfərəʳ] N (Med) → enfermo/a m/f (from de) sufferers from diabeteslos enfermos de diabetes, los diabéticos
asthma suffererslas personas que sufren de asma, los asmáticos

sufferer

[ˈsʌfərər] n [illness] → malade mf
sufferers of chronic disease → les malades chroniques
sufferers of asthma → les asthmatiques
hay-fever sufferers → les personnes sujettes au rhume des foins
Aids sufferers → les malades du sida
cancer sufferers → les malades du cancer
arthritis sufferers → les arthritiques

sufferer

n (Med) → Leidende(r) mf (→ from an +dat); diabetes sufferers, sufferers from diabetesDiabeteskranke pl, → an Diabetes Leidende pl; he’s been a sufferer from arthritis for several yearser leidet seit mehreren Jahren an Arthritis; the sufferers from the earthquakedie Erdbebenopfer pl; my fellow sufferers at the concertmeine Leidensgenossen bei dem Konzert

sufferer

[ˈsʌfrəʳ] n (Med) sufferer (from)malato/a (di)
diabetes sufferers → i diabetici

sufferer

n persona que padece; asthma — persona que padece asma
References in classic literature ?
Though the rock, the trees, and the shrubs, were cut and torn in a hundred places around the besieged, their cover was so close, and so rigidly maintained, that, as yet, David had been the only sufferer in their little band.
Nevertheless, like the greater part of our misfortunes, even so serious a contingency brings its remedy and consolation with it, if the sufferer will but make the best rather than the worst, of the accident which has befallen him.
It was the first principle of Marie's belief that nobody ever was or could be so great a sufferer as herself; and, therefore, she always repelled quite indignantly any suggestion that any one around her could be sick.
Con- ducted by mailed guards bearing flaring torches, we tramped along echoing corridors, and down stone stair- ways dank and dripping, and smelling of mould and ages of imprisoned night -- a chill, uncanny journey and a long one, and not made the shorter or the cheerier by the sorceress's talk, which was about this sufferer and his crime.
The sufferer told him the whole circumstance, and says, 'Now yonder's the hole, and if you don't believe me, go and look for yourself.
But he would lie there cold and white and make no sign -- a poor little sufferer, whose griefs were at an end.
The mother's consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.
She is acknowledged on all hands to have been a sufferer by the turn events have taken.
It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in history.
I am here obliged to vindicate the reputation of an excellent lady, who was an innocent sufferer upon my account.
Grotius himself had been a most distinguished actor and sufferer in those important scenes of internal convulsion, and his work was first published very shortly after the departure of our forefathers from Leyden.
What your dress would hide, senora, is made known to us by your hair; a clear proof that it can be no trifling cause that has disguised your beauty in a garb so unworthy of it, and sent it into solitudes like these where we have had the good fortune to find you, if not to relieve your distress, at least to offer you comfort; for no distress, so long as life lasts, can be so oppressive or reach such a height as to make the sufferer refuse to listen to comfort offered with good intention.