AskDefine | Define stricken

Dictionary Definition

stricken adj
1 grievously affected especially by disease [syn: afflicted]
2 (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming; "conscience-smitten"; "awe-struck" [syn: smitten, struck]
3 put out of action (by illness) [syn: laid low(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'stɻɪkən/


  1. struck by something
  2. disabled or incapacitated by something
  3. removed or rubbed out






  1. to knit

Extensive Definition

Stricken can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affected, agonized, broken, broken-down, brokenhearted, crushed, cut up, dashed, deep-troubled, demoralized, desolate, desolated, devoured by, disconsolate, grief-stricken, heart-stricken, heart-struck, heartbroken, heartsick, imbued with, impressed, impressed with, inundated, miserable, moved, neurasthenic, obsessed, obsessed by, overcome, overwhelmed, penetrated with, prostrate, prostrated, racked, reduced to jelly, seized with, shaken, shot, shot to pieces, suicidal, torn, tortured, touched, undone, unglued, unmanned, unnerved, unstrung, upset, woebegone, woeful, wracked, wretched
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