Meaning of grief-stricken in English:


Pronunciation /?ɡri?fstr?k(?)n/

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  • Overcome with deep or intense sorrow.

    ‘the grief-stricken widow refused to leave her dead husband's side’
    • ‘he died in January, leaving his companions grief-stricken’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her grief-stricken sisters tried to help her but she was inconsolable.’
    • ‘My father was grief-stricken and couldn't cope, so I was passed around aunts and uncles for a few years.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Churches in the grief-stricken communities of Camblesforth and Strensall will open their doors tomorrow to offer spiritual support for villagers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His mother and brother look on, grief-stricken.’
    • ‘They were sad, of course, but not grief-stricken.’
    • ‘‘He died the way he lived - having fun,’ said his grief-stricken mother, Caroline.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people went to the cemetery as news of the onslaught spread, and grief-stricken relatives were still turning up 24 hours later.’
    • ‘Afterwards he talked to the young man's grief-stricken father.’
    • ‘The couple were left grief-stricken after the tragedy which claimed the life of their son and his best friend.’
    • ‘Yesterday, her grief-stricken parents said their last goodbye to their daughter at her funeral in Cootehhill.’
    • ‘As the ceremony unfolded, grief-stricken relatives clung to each other for support inside a specially erected marquee.’
    • ‘Throughout the day, grief-stricken fellow pupils laid flowers at the main entrance of the school with many breaking down in tears.’
    • ‘But shortly after their honeymoon Dorothy died and Berlin, grief-stricken, went to Europe.’
    • ‘The grief-stricken parents of a schoolboy found hanged in his bedroom insisted yesterday he had not been the victim of bullying.’
    • ‘The victim's grief-stricken aunt said other teenagers should take heed of the accident and not treat trial bikes as toys.’
    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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