Definition of hag-ridden in English:



  • Afflicted by nightmares or anxieties.

    ‘he was hag-ridden by his early success’
    • ‘He had the appearance of a man hag-ridden by worry.’
    • ‘Materialism traps us, unawares, in a world of possessions hag-ridden by irrational fears of likely loss and lurking dangers.’
    • ‘The Germans began the second half looking hag-ridden and were full of complaints to the referee.’
    • ‘A careworn boy hag-ridden by his need for perfection knew release.’
    • ‘He is a man hag-ridden by the dissatisfactions of success, a person constitutionally incapable of compromise.’
    tormented, troubled, anguished, agonized, distressed, tortured, harrowed, racked with suffering, angst-ridden, ground down, worn out, despairing
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