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a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs:saints, martyrs, and witnesses to the faith a person who displays or exaggerates their discomfort or distress in order to obtain sympathy or admiration:she wanted to play the martyr
) a constant sufferer from (an ailment):I’m a martyr to migraines!
verb [with object] (usually be martyred)
kill (someone) because of their beliefs:she was martyred for her faith cause great pain or distress to:there was no need to martyr themselves again
Remember that martyr
ends with -tyr