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 ?
Sometimes he tries to joke and laugh with him, but that will not do; sometimes he endeavours to cheer him with talk about old times, and this at one time may serve to divert the sufferer from his own sad thoughts; at another, it will only plunge him into deeper melancholy than before; and then Hattersley is confounded, and knows not what to say, unless it be a timid suggestion that the clergyman might be sent for.
Intoxicating joy is it for the sufferer to look away from his suffering and forget himself.
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.
From this time the miserable sufferer ceased to shun the world, but rather solicited and forced himself upon the notice of acquaintances and strangers.
Julia was a sufferer too, though not quite so blamelessly.
She's been a terrible sufferer," said Janet feelingly.
But the thought never entered his mind of profiting by this accident; he had seen from the manner in which the arm was bent, and from the noise it made in bending, that the bone was fractured, and that the patient must be in great pain; and now he thought of nothing else but of administering relief to the sufferer, however little benevolent the man had shown himself during their short interview.
The enjoyment of the sufferer finds expression in those moans; if he did not feel enjoyment in them he would not moan.
One that, I dare say, he is accustomed to," said Maria, without having even taken such a look at the sufferer as would enable her to identify his colour; "he will be well enough after he has slept.
If the wound was not of a fatal character the sufferer was taken away and attended to as carefully as circumstances would allow.
These were, in effect, because the whole town, or he might say the whole country, was in the first madness of the late discovery, and the resentment against the victims would be very strong: those who had not been deluded being certain to wax exceedingly wroth with them for not having been as wise as they were: and those who had been deluded being certain to find excuses and reasons for themselves, of which they were equally certain to see that other sufferers were wholly devoid: not to mention the great probability of every individual sufferer persuading himself, to his violent indignation, that but for the example of all the other sufferers he never would have put himself in the way of suffering.
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.