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, ↑panic-struck, ↑terrified, ↑frightened
Similar to: ↑afraid
Derivationally related forms: ↑panic (for: ↑panicky)

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ˈpanic-stricken [panic-stricken] adjective
extremely anxious about sth, in a way that prevents you from thinking clearly
Syn: hysterical

He sounded panic-stricken on the phone.

Jack caught a glimpse of her panic-stricken face.

Example Bank:

Her panic-stricken mother phoned the police.

I was so panic-stricken that I could hardly speak.

Lucy was suddenly panic-stricken.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • 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

  • 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 — 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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