Definition for victim

noun as in person who has suffered an injury

Weak match

injured party

noun as in dupe

noun as in person or animal sacrificed

Strong matches

martyr, scapegoat

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Example Sentences

Twelve of the victims were on foot or two wheels, down from 15 last year in a city that has focused efforts on measures to protect vulnerable road users.

Essentially, it blames a victim a second time, and it works.

The victim was later identified as Dominic Anthony Nicholas Moye of Dumfries.

Kling and the detective went door to door and foundmore victims.

Covid, however, moved fast, burning through its victims not like the slow consumption of TB or the inner dissolution of cancer, but like a rapidly moving fire.

And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.

And that realization comes at the cost of severe, public embarrassment for many, including the victim/proposed.

The victim, whom The Daily Beast is not naming, asked what Williams wanted and the pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.”

The episode that aired before it, which involved a campus rape victim, was highly controversial.

Men ages 18 to 24 enrolled in college were more likely to become a victim.

The virtuous statesman advanced to meet him, while his countenance proclaimed that he knew all, and sympathized with its victim.

Elizabeth left the blameless victim of all this wrath, standing in the middle of the floor.

He conspired against Richelieu, to whom he was indebted for much of his good fortune, and to whose resentment he fell a victim.

Forcing himself to believe that he had been the victim of some kind of illusory perception, he vigorously restrained his feelings.

As he was about to descend the tree to feed upon his victim, his wicked eyes saw the hunters for the first time.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to victim, such as: casualty, dead, fatality, injured, sufferer, and wounded.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.