Definition of grief-stricken in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēf ˈˌstrikən/


Overcome with deep sorrow.
Example sentences
  • A grief-stricken widow took her own life six months after the death of her husband - and just days after she had been sent home from her job of 20 years.
  • Her grief-stricken sisters tried to help her but she was inconsolable.
  • My father was grief-stricken and couldn't cope, so I was passed around aunts and uncles for a few years.
sorrowful, sorrowing, miserable, sad, heartbroken, broken-hearted, anguished, pained, distressed, tormented, suffering, woeful, doleful, desolate, despairing, devastated, upset, inconsolable, wretched;
mourning, grieving, mournful, bereaved, lamenting
literary dolorous, heartsick

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Syllabification: grief-strick·en

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