Definition of stricken
- rescuers were sent to the stricken ship
- the deer had been stricken by an arrow
I saw her stricken face looking up at us.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: powerfully affected by disease, trouble, sorrow, etc.
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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