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synonyms for martyrdom

  • persecution
  • affliction
  • agony
  • anguish
  • crucifixion
  • devotion
  • distress
  • mortification
  • ordeal
  • pain
  • sacrifice
  • self-sacrifice
  • torment
  • torture
  • unselfishness
  • agonizing
  • self-immolation

antonyms for martyrdom

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  • comfort
  • contentment
  • happiness
  • health
  • joy
  • pleasure
  • relief
  • satisfaction
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How to use martyrdom in a sentence

Its potent mixture of militarism and martyrdom seemed to perfectly fit the fate of the Alamo, even if no one there is known to have used those words.
THIS IS THE GUN-LOVING RIGHT’S FAVORITE GREEK TAUNTJAMES ROMMSEPTEMBER 27, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
In Christian art, saints often hold an object associated with their martyrdom.
JAN. 6 HAS GIVEN THE RIGHT HUNDREDS OF NEW MARTYRSKALEIGH ROGERSSEPTEMBER 22, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Over the years, the Wizards have offered the likes of Thomas Bryant, Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi against Embiid, matchups that played out more like martyrdom.
JOEL EMBIID HAS ALWAYS TORMENTED THE WIZARDS. NOW THEY’LL TRY A THREE-HEADED SOLUTION.CANDACE BUCKNERMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As Maud, Morfydd Clark performs a martyrdom that’s sullen, petty, and entirely self-absorbed.
ONE GOOD THING: THE GORGEOUS HORROR MOVIE ST. MAUD FINDS RELIGIOUS ECSTASY IN SELF-DESTRUCTIONAJA ROMANOMAY 14, 2021VOX
There was many a tense moment for George as Elizabeth moped about in tearful martyrdom while her mother and grandmother, the doughty old Queen Mary, fought her battle for her.
HOW PRINCE PHILIP BECAME QUEEN ELIZABETH'S UNLIKELY HUSBANDLILY ROTHMANAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
TikTok confirmed it removed the account in line with its policies “to reduce potential glorification of harm or martyrdom,” representative Hilary McQuaide said.
MICHIGAN KIDNAPPING PLOT, LIKE SO MANY OTHER EXTREMIST CRIMES, FORESHADOWED ON SOCIAL MEDIACRAIG TIMBERG, ISAAC STANLEY-BECKEROCTOBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He marched to meet it with the throbbing pulses of a soldier rushing to victory or a saint to martyrdom.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Socialism, like every other impassioned human effort, will flourish best under martyrdom.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But its voice was soon stifled, and its children were rewarded for their abnegation by punishment, martyrdom and death.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Why did Ricetto, Bruno and Servetus in the hour of martyrdom turn with loathing from that sacred emblem, the crucifix?
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
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WORDS RELATED TO MARTYRDOM

  • hazing
  • initiation
  • martyrdom
  • ordeal
  • rite of passage
  • rude introduction
  • test of courage
  • trial by fire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.