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English definition of “martyred”

martyred

adjective     /ˈmɑː.təd/ US  /ˈmɑːr.t̬ɚd/
A martyred person has been killed because of their religious or political beliefs : a martyred saint a martyred civil rights activist Murder and attempted murderKilling disapproving showing that you are suffering so that people will have sympathy for you: She was wearing a martyred expression .Feeling sad and unhappy
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