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affected, afflicted, hit, injured, laid low, smitten, struck, struck down  

ashamed, compunctious, contrite, disturbed, guilty, penitent, remorseful, repentant, sorry, troubled  
afflicted, agonized, broken, brokenhearted, crushed, desolate, despairing, devastated, heartbroken, inconsolable, overwhelmed, sorrowful, sorrowing, woebegone, wretched  
panic-stricken      , panic-struck  
aghast, agitated, alarmed, appalled, fearful, frenzied, frightened, frightened out of one's wits, frightened to death, horrified, horror-stricken, hysterical, in a cold sweat     (informal)   panicky, petrified, scared, scared shitless     (taboo slang)   scared stiff, shit-scared     (taboo slang)   startled, terrified, terror-stricken, unnerved  
bankrupt, beggared, broke     (informal)   destitute, dirt-poor     (informal)   distressed, down and out, down at heel, flat broke     (informal)   impecunious, impoverished, indigent, in queer street, needy, on one's beam-ends, on one's uppers, on the breadline, penniless, penurious, poor, short, skint     (Brit. slang)   stony-broke     (Brit. slang)   without two pennies to rub together     (informal)  
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1    Stricken is the past participle of some meanings of strike.  
2       adj   If a person or place is strickenby something such as an unpleasant feeling, an illness, or a natural disaster, they are severely affected by it.  
oft ADJ by/with n  
...a family stricken by genetically inherited cancer..., Foreign aid workers will not be allowed into the stricken areas.     
      Stricken is also a combining form., comb in adj  
He was panic-stricken at the thought he might never play again., ...drought-stricken areas.     

If someone is grief-stricken, they are extremely sad about something that has happened.  
FORMAL      adj  
...the grief-stricken family..., The Queen was grief-stricken over his death.     
Horror-stricken means the same as horror-struck.      adj  
love-stricken      , lovestruck  
If you describe someone as love-stricken, you mean that they are so much in love that they are behaving in a strange and foolish way.      adj  
If someone is panic-stricken or is behaving in a panic-stricken way, they are so anxious or afraid that they may act without thinking carefully.      adj  
Panic-stricken travellers fled for the borders...     
Poverty-stricken people or places are extremely poor.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...a teacher of poverty-stricken kids...     

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