Overcome with deep or intense sorrow: the grief-stricken widow refused to leave her dead husband’s side he died in January, leaving his companions grief-stricken
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- 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, overcome with sorrow, heavy with grief, sorrowing, miserable, sad, anguished, pained, distressed, tormented, suffering, heartbroken, broken-hearted, heartsick, woeful, doleful, desolate, despondent, dejected, despairing, devastated, upset, inconsolable, dismal, angst-ridden, mortified, wretched, crushed; mourning, grieving, mournful, bereaved, lamenting; remorseful, regretful, pining
informal cut up
British informal gutted