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16:23 Feb 15, 2005
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English term or phrase: sufferer
Could you find synonym of the word 'sufferer'
Something like people who suffer by tsunami.
English translation:victim
of a catastrophe
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4 +15victim
4 +3those who suffered/who have suffered
4hit by tsunami
Сергей Лузан



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of a catastrophe

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agree  Orla Ryan
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agree  Elena Petelos
6 mins

agree  jccantrell
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agree  Rania KH
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agree  Aisha Maniar
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agree  JCEC
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agree  Empty Whiskey Glass
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agree  Syeda Tanbira Zaman
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agree  RHELLER
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agree  Kirill Semenov
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agree  Clauwolf
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agree  Will Matter
6 hrs

agree  paolamonaco: in case they are dead
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agree  humbird
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agree  Maria Chmelarova
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those who suffered/who have suffered

very common usage

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agree  Will Matter: Also acceptable. Depends on the context and what asker wishes to express.
6 hrs
  -> sometimes victim implies that they are dead

agree  paolamonaco: If still alive
6 hrs
  -> thanks Paola!

agree  humbird: Good point! The dead don't suffer any more.
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  -> thanks humbird!
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hit by tsunami

Hope it helps you. Good luck, adda!
Did you mean: sufferer (Translations)
Dictionarysuf·fer (sŭf'ər)

v., -fered, -fer·ing, -fers.

To feel pain or distress; sustain loss, injury, harm, or punishment.
To tolerate or endure evil, injury, pain, or death. See synonyms at bear1.
To appear at a disadvantage: “He suffers by comparison with his greater contemporary” (Albert C. Baugh).
To undergo or sustain (something painful, injurious, or unpleasant): “Ordinary men have always had to suffer the history their leaders were making” (Herbert J. Muller).
To experience; undergo: suffer a change in staff.
To endure or bear; stand: would not suffer fools.
To permit; allow: “They were not suffered to aspire to so exalted a position as that of streetcar conductor” (Edmund S. Morgan).
[Middle English suffren, from Old French sufrir, from Vulgar Latin *sufferīre, from Latin sufferre : sub-, sub- + ferre, to carry.]

suf'fer·er n.
suf'fer·ing·ly adv.
USAGE NOTE In general usage the preferred preposition after suffer is from, rather than with, in constructions such as He suffered from hypertension. Ninety-four percent of the Usage Panel found suffered with unacceptable in the preceding example. In medical usage suffer with is sometimes employed with reference to the pain or discomfort caused by a condition, while suffer from is used more broadly in reference to a condition, such as anemia, that is detrimental but not necessarily painful.

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To feel, show, or express grief: grieve, lament, mourn, sorrow. See happy/unhappy.
To participate in or partake of personally: experience, feel, go through, have, know, meet1 (with), see, taste (of), undergo. Archaic prove. Idioms: run up against. See participate/abstain.
To put up with: abide, accept, bear, brook2, endure, go, stand (for), stomach, support, sustain, swallow, take, tolerate, withstand. Informal lump2. Idioms: take it, take it lying down. See accept/reject.
To neither forbid nor prevent: allow, have, let, permit, tolerate. See allow/prevent.
Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition by the Editors of the American Heritage® Dictionary Copyright © 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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WordNetNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The verb suffer has 11 meanings:

Meaning #1: undergo or be subjected to
Synonym: endure
Antonym: enjoy (meaning #4)
Meaning #2: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
Synonyms: sustain, have, get
Meaning #3: endure (emotional pain)
Meaning #4: put up with something or somebody unpleasant
Synonyms: endure, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, put up
Meaning #5: get worse
Meaning #6: feel pain or be in pain
Synonym: hurt
Antonym: be well (meaning #1)
Meaning #7: feel physical pain
Synonyms: hurt, ache
Meaning #8: undergo or suffer
Synonym: meet
Meaning #9: feel unwell or uncomfortable
Meaning #10: be given to
Meaning #11: be set at a disadvantage
Synonym: lose
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TranslationsTranslations for: Suffer
Nederlands (Dutch)
lijden, verdragen, boeten, verduren

Français (French)
supporter, souffrir, expier

Deutsch (German)
v. - erleiden, lassen, leiden

Ελληνική (Greek)
v. υποφέρω, υπομένω, ανέχομαι, υφίσταμαι (ζημιά κ.λπ.), δεινοπαθώ, κακοπαθαίνω, πάσχω, επιτρέπω απρόθυμα ή κατά παρέκκλιση

Italiano (Italian)
sopportare, tollerare, soffrire, scontare

Português (Portuguese)
v. - sofrer

Ðóññêèé (Russian)
ñòðàäàòü, ïðåòåðïåâàòü, èñïûòûâàòü, áûòü íàêàçàííûì, òåðïåòü, ïîäâåðãàòüñÿ, ïîçâîëÿòü

Español (Spanish)
v. intr. - sufrir, padecer, experimentar, pasar
v. tr. - aguantar, soportar, permitir, sufrir, conllevar, resistir, tolerar
Svenska (Swedish)
v. - lida, utstå, få tåla, uthärda, drabbas av, undergå, genomgå, tåla, finna sig i
中国话 (Simplified Chinese)
v. intr. - 受痛苦, 受损害
v. tr. - 遭受, 忍受, 经历
中國話 (Traditional Chinese)
v. intr. - 受痛苦, 受損害
v. tr. - 遭受, 忍受, 經歷
日本語 (Japanese)
v. - 苦しむ, 悩む, 患う, 受ける, 経験する, 我慢する
العربيه (Arabic)
‏(فعل) يعاني , يتحمل‏

עברית‬ (Hebrew)
v. intr. - ‮סבל, התענה, נפגע, ניזוק‬
v. tr. - ‮סבל, התענה, הרשה, הניח‬
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17,300 for "hit by tsunami". (google)
481 for "Impacted by tsunami".
571 for "haunted by tsunami".

    Reference: http://www.answers.com/sufferer&r=67
    Reference: http://www.google.ru/search?hl=en&as_qdr=all&q=+%22hit+by+ts...
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