Synonyms and Antonyms of victim

  1. 1 a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed <helped the victims of the fire> Synonyms fatality, loss, prey, casualtyRelated Words loser, underdog; martyr, sacrifice; collateral damage; murdereeNear Antonyms gainer, victor, winner; harmer, injurer; assassin, killer, murderer

  2. 2 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule <the victim of schoolyard teasing> Synonyms butt, mark, prey, sitting duck, targetRelated Words laughingstock, mockery, pilgarlic; lightning rod; fall guy, goat, scapegoat, whipping boyNear Antonyms gossip, gossiper, talebearer, tattler, tattletale, troublemaker; defamer, libeler, libelist, traducer; baiter, heckler, needler, ribber, taunter, tease, teaser, tormentor (also tormenter), torturer; derider, insulter, mocker, ridiculer, scoffer, scorner; caricaturist, lampooner, parodist, satirist

  3. 3 something offered to a god <the Aztecs are believed to have sacrificed thousands of victims annually to the sun> Synonyms immolation, offering, sacrificeRelated Words libation, oblation, propitiation; holocaust; contribution, donation

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