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stricken

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


conscience-stricken     
ashamed, compunctious, contrite, disturbed, guilty, penitent, remorseful, repentant, sorry, troubled  
grief-stricken     
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  
poverty-stricken     
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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stricken

  
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.     


grief-stricken     
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     
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  
panic-stricken     
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     
Poverty-stricken people or places are extremely poor.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...a teacher of poverty-stricken kids...     

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