Definition of grief-stricken in English:



  • Overcome with deep sorrow.

    • ‘A grief-stricken widow took her own life six months after the death of her husband - and just days after she had been sent home from her job of 20 years.’
    • ‘She was a woman of great courage and she will long be remembered by her grief-stricken family and also the many people whose lives she touched down the years.’
    • ‘His mother and brother look on, grief-stricken.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people went to the cemetery as news of the onslaught spread, and grief-stricken relatives were still turning up 24 hours later.’
    • ‘Churches in the grief-stricken communities of Camblesforth and Strensall will open their doors tomorrow to offer spiritual support for villagers.’
    • ‘But shortly after their honeymoon Dorothy died and Berlin, grief-stricken, went to Europe.’
    • ‘The victim's grief-stricken aunt said other teenagers should take heed of the accident and not treat trial bikes as toys.’
    • ‘And his grief-stricken son-in-law, Robert Carroll said he was a man of conviction who was loved and respected by those closest to him.’
    • ‘They were sad, of course, but not grief-stricken.’
    • ‘As the thunder continued to rumble overhead, grief-stricken residents wiped tears from their eyes as they stood to read the many messages of condolence.’
    • ‘My father was grief-stricken and couldn't cope, so I was passed around aunts and uncles for a few years.’
    • ‘Yesterday, her grief-stricken parents said their last goodbye to their daughter at her funeral in Cootehhill.’
    • ‘The couple were left grief-stricken after the tragedy which claimed the life of their son and his best friend.’
    • ‘In these post-tsunami times, with nonstop images of tiny outstretched hands and grief-stricken eyes on the television, most of us feel a yearning to do something to help.’
    • ‘The grief-stricken parents of a schoolboy found hanged in his bedroom insisted yesterday he had not been the victim of bullying.’
    • ‘Her grief-stricken sisters tried to help her but she was inconsolable.’
    • ‘As the ceremony unfolded, grief-stricken relatives clung to each other for support inside a specially erected marquee.’
    • ‘‘He died the way he lived - having fun,’ said his grief-stricken mother, Caroline.’
    • ‘Afterwards he talked to the young man's grief-stricken father.’
    • ‘Throughout the day, grief-stricken fellow pupils laid flowers at the main entrance of the school with many breaking down in tears.’
    sorrowful, overcome with sorrow, heavy with grief, sorrowing, miserable, sad, anguished, pained, distressed, tormented, suffering, heartbroken, broken-hearted, heartsick, woeful, doleful, desolate, despondent, dejected, despairing, devastated, upset, inconsolable, dismal, angst-ridden, mortified, wretched, crushed
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/ˈɡrif ˈˌstrɪkən//ˈɡrēf ˈˌstrikən/