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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 — 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — See panic. * * * …   Universalium

  • panicky — adjective In a state of panic …   Wiktionary