Definition of martyred adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːtəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrtərd//
[usually before noun](disapproving)
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showing pain or suffering so that people will be kind and sympathetic towards you She wore a perpetually martyred expression.
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