Panic-stricken Pan"ic-strick`en, Panic-struck Pan"ic-struck`, a. Struck with a panic, or sudden fear; thrown into a state of intense fear; as, trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd. --Burke.

Syn: panicky, petrified, terrified, frightened. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • panic-stricken — [pan′ikstruk΄pan′ik strik΄ən] adj. stricken with panic; badly frightened; hysterical and out of control from fear: also panic struck [pan′ikstruk΄] …   English World dictionary

  • panic-stricken — panic .stricken adj so frightened that you cannot think clearly or behave sensibly ▪ Lucy suddenly looked panic stricken …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • panic-stricken — panic ,stricken adjective feeling so afraid or worried that you cannot think clearly or calmly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • panic-stricken — adjective thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation (Freq. 1) became panicky as the snow deepened felt panicked before each exam trying to keep back the panic stricken crowd the terrified horse bolted • Syn: ↑panicky, ↑panicked …   Useful english dictionary

  • panic-stricken — ADJ GRADED If someone is panic stricken or is behaving in a panic stricken way, they are so anxious or afraid that they may act without thinking carefully. Panic stricken travellers fled for the borders... A wall collapsed and 39 people, were… …   English dictionary

  • panic-stricken — /pan ik strik euhn/, adj. overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like: panic stricken parents looking for their child; a panic stricken phone call. Also panic struck /pan ik struk /. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • panic-stricken — adjective so frightened that you cannot think clearly or behave sensibly: the panic stricken faces of the hostages …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • panic-stricken — Synonyms and related words: afraid, aghast, alarmed, appalled, distressed, fearful, frenzied, horrified, horror struck, hysterical, in a tizzy, jittery, jumpy, nervous, panic struck, panicky, perturbed, petrified, scared stiff, stunned, stupefied …   Moby Thesaurus

  • panic-stricken — adj alarmed, aghast, terrified, horrified, frightened, terror stricken, horror stricken; appalled, petrified, stupefied, stunned, knocked out, floored, overwhelmed; startled, fearful, overcome with fear; nervous, panicky, agitated, perturbed,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • panic-stricken — /ˈpænɪk strɪkən/ (say panik strikuhn) adjective affected by panic. Also, panic struck …   Australian English dictionary

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