stricken Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “stricken” in the English Dictionary

"stricken" in British English

See all translations

strickenadjective

uk   us   /ˈstrɪk.ən/ literary
sufferingseverely from the ​effects of something ​unpleasant: All the ​oil from the stricken ​tanker has now ​leaked into the ​sea. My ​country has been stricken bywar for the past five ​years. He has been stricken with grief since the ​death of his ​wife. emergencyaid for famine-stricken ​countries a poverty-stricken ​area
(Definition of stricken from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stricken" in American English

See all translations

strickenadjective

 us   /ˈstrɪk·ən/
sufferingseverely from the ​effects of something: She ​grew up in a ​poverty-strickenarea of the ​state. The little ​boy got ​absolutelypanic-stricken when his ​motherleft the doctor’s ​office.
(Definition of stricken from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stricken?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More