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American English: /ˈstrɪkən/
British English: /ˈstrɪk(ə)n/

Translation of stricken in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (afflicted)stricken with somethinga man stricken with disease
    un hombre enfermo
    stricken with terrible arthritis
    aquejado de terrible artritis
    a country stricken with famine I was suddenly stricken with remorse
    de pronto me empezó a remorder la conciencia
    1.2 (damaged)
    (devastated) (area/valley)
    an area stricken by frequent floods
    una zona azotada por frecuentes inundaciones
    the industry has been stricken by the recession
    la industria se ha visto afectada por la recesión
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (sorrowful)
    1.4 (wounded) [archaic or liter]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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