Definition of stricken in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪk(ə)n/


North American or archaic past participle of strike.


1Seriously affected by an undesirable condition or unpleasant feeling: the pilot landed the stricken aircraft Raymond was stricken with grief [in combination]: the farms were drought-stricken
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  • The pressure of school tests is forcing children stricken with serious infections into school to sit exams.
  • God, whose plan is ineffable, foreordained that the heart of Jesus would be stricken with seven afflictions.
  • She was stricken with immense pain and she immediately covered the injured optic orb with her hands.
troubled, affected, deeply affected, afflicted, struck, hit, injured, wounded
1.1(Of a person’s face or look) showing great distress: she looked at Anne’s stricken face, contorted with worry
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  • The stricken look on his face tells us that the narcissist has no answer and never will.
  • Instead, I took one look at your stricken face and ran all the way to Piccadilly Circus.
  • Less than a full hour into my set, the club owner burst into the DJ booth, a stricken look on his face.


stricken in years

archaic Old and feeble.
Example sentences
  • As for these men who are stricken in years, their loins are as tender as those of a young animal that cannot walk.
  • Now King David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he could get no heat.
  • He was well stricken in years, and his days were numbered, and the mind was now engaged in following the backward tract of an eventful life, and apparently oblivious of the present sad surroundings.

Words that rhyme with stricken

quicken, sicken, thicken, Wiccan

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