martyrly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From martyr +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

martyrly (comparative more martyrly, superlative most martyrly)

  1. Like a martyr; martyrish.

Adverb[edit]

martyrly (comparative more martyrly, superlative most martyrly)

  1. (obsolete, rare) In a way which befits or suggests a martyr.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I.211:
      they tell me 't were in vain to try, / And that the Edinburgh Review and Quarterly / Treat a dissenting author very martyrly.