panic NOUN 1) sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety. 2) informal frenzied hurry to do something.
VERB (panicked, panicking) feel or cause to feel panic.
DERIVATIVES panicky adjective.
ORIGIN from the name of the Greek god Pan, noted for causing terror.

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  • panicky — pan ick*y adj. Same as {panic stricken}; as, the travellers became panicky as the snow deepened. Syn: panic stricken, panic struck, petrified, terrified, frightened. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • panicky — (adj.) 1869, from PANIC (Cf. panic) (n.1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Panickiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • panicky — [[t]pæ̱nɪki[/t]] ADJ GRADED A panicky feeling or panicky behaviour is characterized by panic. Amy felt a moment of pure, panicky loneliness... Many women feel panicky travelling home at night alone. ...yesterday s panicky decision by the Bank of… …   English dictionary

  • panicky — adj. to get panicky over * * * to get panicky over …   Combinatory dictionary

  • panicky — pan|ic|ky [ˈpænıki] adj informal very nervous and anxious ▪ By 10 o clock she was starting to get a bit panicky …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • panicky — adjective informal very nervous or anxious: Emily always gets panicky about exams …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • panicky — adjective thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation became panicky as the snow deepened felt panicked before each exam trying to keep back the panic stricken crowd the terrified horse bolted • Syn: ↑panicked, ↑panic stricken, ↑pani …   Useful english dictionary

  • panicky — adjective see panic II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • panicky — See panic. * * * …   Universalium

  • panicky — adjective In a state of panic …   Wiktionary