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MARTYRDOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does martyrdom mean? 

MARTYRDOM (noun)
  The noun MARTYRDOM has 2 senses:

1. death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
2. any experience that causes intense suffering

  Familiarity information: MARTYRDOM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARTYRDOM (noun)


Sense 1martyrdom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("martyrdom" is a kind of...):

death; decease; expiry (the event of dying or departure from life)


Sense 2martyrdom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any experience that causes intense suffering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

calvary; martyrdom

Hypernyms ("martyrdom" is a kind of...):

affliction (a cause of great suffering and distress)


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