stricken

adjective
strick·en | \ˈstri-kən \

Definition of stricken 

1a : afflicted or overwhelmed by or as if by disease, misfortune, or sorrow

b : 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 in a Sentence

I saw her stricken face looking up at us.

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Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018 Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018 Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, and Justice Stephen Breyer said the law could survive without a stricken provision. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Supreme Court sports betting ruling expected to have no immediate impact in Wisconsin," 14 May 2018 Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018 Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018 Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018 Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018 Wang soon showed a particular talent for dealing with stricken state financial vehicles. Washington Post, "‘Mr. Fix-It’: China’s new VP has tackled thorniest of crises," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stricken

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stricken

Middle English striken, from past participle of striken to strike

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stricken

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stricken

: powerfully affected by disease, trouble, sorrow, etc.

stricken

adjective
strick·en | \ˈstri-kən \

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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