martyrdom martyrdom  /ˈmɑr tər dəm/


  1. (n) death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
  2. (n) any experience that causes intense suffering


  1. The militants fighting Pakistan's covert war with India train in spartan camps where they are schooled for battle and prepared for martyrdom.
  2. And yet it remains difficult to pinpoint why certain women turn to martyrdom.
  3. Aside from the use of the word martyrdom, very little.


  1. 'Jihawg Ammo' Offers Pork-Painted Bullets to Shoot Muslims

    The conspiracy website WorldNetDaily is promoting a company in Idaho that sells bullets coated with "pork-infused paint" that are supposed to "deter Islamists from martyrdom." The company, Jihawg Ammo, is apparently playing on the Islamic tradition of not eating pork, hatred of Muslims and love of guns. WorldNetDaily reports: A company in northern Idaho has come up with a culturally sensitive ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. India Ink: Image of the Day: June 12

    Sikhs commemorate the martyrdom of one of their gurus in New Delhi.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. Mr Larijani, speaking at an open session of parliament which was broadcast live on state radio, said: "We express our condolences for their martyrdom. The intention of the terrorists was definitely to disrupt security in Sistan-Baluchistan...
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Ali Larijani Source: BBC News

  2. Asked if he understands that he could be executed if found guilty, Binalshibh said: "If this martyrdom happens today, I welcome it. God is great. God is great. God is great."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Ramzi Binalshibh Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Democratic change in Zimbabwe is within sight. Far from killing my spirit, the scars they brutally inflicted on me have re-energized me," Tsvangirai wrote. "I seek no martyrdom. I only seek a new dispensation in my country in which citizens...
    on Mar 16, 2007 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: Taipei Times

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untenable untenable
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