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[greef-strik-uh n] /ˈgrifˌstrɪk ən/
overwhelmed by grief; deeply afflicted or sorrowful.
Origin of grief-stricken
1900-05 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for grief-stricken
  • Yesterday, none of his grief-stricken colleagues in the carefully chosen and deployed unit said they were particularly surprised.
  • And seldom in such cases are grief-stricken sobs heard in court in the middle of testimony.
  • She held them off, without sounding nobly grief-stricken or unnaturally cheerful or absent-minded or confused.
  • People in mourning are brought out of their grief-stricken state and placed in a better atmosphere and environment.
  • Most grief-stricken survivors were more detached from family.
  • We tender our sympathies to the grief-stricken parents.
British Dictionary definitions for grief-stricken


deeply affected by sorrow or distress
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