Definition of sufferer in English:



  • 1A person who is affected by an illness or ailment.

    ‘a long-term sufferer from depression’
    ‘sufferers of motor neurone disease’
    ‘migraine sufferers’
    • ‘The national percentage of asthma sufferers, including adults, is 12 per cent.’
    • ‘Sufferers usually die within two years of the condition being diagnosed.’
    • ‘His grandmother's illness made him think about how he could help sufferers of dementia.’
    • ‘The latest breakthrough holds out new hope for the rising number of breast cancer and prostate cancer sufferers in Scotland.’
    • ‘The drugs work in about two thirds of migraine sufferers who try them.’
    1. 1.1 A person who experiences or is subjected to something bad or unpleasant.
      ‘the experience of sufferers of torture’
      ‘sufferers of poverty’
      • ‘It is, for example, natural for Americans to sympathize with Israelis - fellow sufferers from terrorism.’
      • ‘We are actors in nature and time, essential parts of the universe story, main protagonists - not doomed sinners or abject sufferers.’
      • ‘The imprisoned, the hungry, and many other sufferers all reject the proposed bargain.’
      • ‘The women in my book are no mute sufferers.’
      • ‘All payment of compensation to sufferers of riots has been ex-gratia.’