Simple Definition of stricken
: powerfully affected by disease, trouble, sorrow, etc.
Full Definition of stricken
1a : afflicted or overwhelmed by or as if by disease, misfortune, or sorrowb : made incapable or unfit <rescuers were sent to the stricken ship>
2 : hit or wounded by or as if by a missile <the deer had been stricken by an arrow>
Examples of stricken
I saw her stricken face looking up at us.
Origin of stricken
Middle English striken, from past participle of striken to strike
First Known Use: 14th century
STRICKEN Defined for Kids
Definition of stricken
1 : showing the effect of disease, misfortune, or sorrow <a grief-stricken look>
2 : hit or wounded by or as if by an object that was shot or thrown
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