stricken

adjective formal very badly affected by trouble, illness, unhappiness etc: Supplies of medicine were rushed to the stricken city. (+ by/with): stricken with a fatal disease | poverty stricken (=very poor): poverty stricken areas riddled with disease | panic stricken (=filled with sudden terror): Panic stricken crowds swarmed into the square. | grief stricken: A grief stricken mother from Kansas wrote in to tell me of her tragedy. strict /strIkt/ adjective
1 someone who is strict demands that rules should always be obeyed: a strict teacher
(+ with): The Stuarts are very strict with their children. (+ about): This company is very strict about punctuality.
2 a strict order or rule is one that must be obeyed: You had strict instructions not to tell anybody. | in the strictest confidence (=it must be kept completely secret): I'm telling you this in the strictest confidence.
3 (usually before noun) exact and correct, but often unreasonably exact: He's using `trust' in the strict legal sense.
4 strict Muslim/vegetarian etc someone who obeys all the rules of a particular religion, belief etc
— strictness noun (U)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Stricken — Stricken, verb. regul. act. welches in einer doppelten Hauptbedeutung üblich ist. 1. Zunächst von Strick, und zwar in dessen Bedeutung eines Fall oder Fangestrickes, in einen solchen Strick verwickeln, damit fangen; in welchem Verstande es doch… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Stricken — «Stricken» Sencillo de Disturbed del álbum Ten Thousand Fists Formato CD, 7 vinyl Género(s) Heavy metal Hard rock Duración 04:07 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Stricken — Strick en, p. p. & a. from {Strike}. 1. Struck; smitten; wounded; as, the stricken deer. Note: [See {Strike}, n.] [1913 Webster] 2. Worn out; far gone; advanced. See {Strike}, v. t., 21. [1913 Webster] Abraham was old and well stricken in age.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stricken — a past participle of strike, survives chiefly in compound adjectives such as grief stricken and panic stricken. In compositional uses such as Goya was stricken with a mysterious illness, it sounds archaic …   Modern English usage

  • Stricken — can refer to: *Stricken (film), 2005 film with Hayley Mills *Stricken (song), a song by Disturbed *Strike from the record, testimony or evidence disallowed from being legally considered …   Wikipedia

  • Stricken — Stricken, 1) aus einem Faden eine zusammenhängende, einem Gewebe ähnliche Arbeit dadurch fertigen, daß man den Faden mit Hülfe zweier od. mehrer Stricknadeln zu Maschen verschlingt. Die Stricknadeln sind schwächere od. stärkere, gewöhnlich 8–10… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • -stricken — [ strıkən ] suffix used with some nouns to describe people or things affected by serious problems or unpleasant emotions: poverty stricken grief stricken …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stricken — [strik′ən] vt., vi. alt. pp. of STRIKE adj. 1. struck or wounded, as by a missile 2. afflicted or affected, as by something painful or very distressing [the stricken man, a stricken conscience] 3. having the contents level with the top of a… …   English World dictionary

  • -stricken — UK US [strɪkən] suffix used with some nouns to describe people or things affected by serious problems or unpleasant emotions poverty stricken grief stricken Thesaurus: suffixeshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stricken — Stricken, die mittels zweier Nadeln hergestellte Verschlingung eines einzigen Fadens in Maschen ohne Knoten zu einer Stofffläche, deren Faden sich aber wieder ausziehen oder auffädeln und von neuem bearbeiten läßt. Als Material gebraucht man… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • stricken — V. (Mittelstufe) mit zwei großen Nadeln Maschen aus Wolle machen Beispiele: Sie strickt an einem Schal. Du musst zwei rechts und zwei links stricken …   Extremes Deutsch


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