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panic

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1panic

adjective pan·ic \ˈpa-nik\

Definition of PANIC

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling the mental or emotional state believed induced by the god Pan <panic fear>
2
:  of, relating to, or arising from a panic <panic buying>
3
:  of or relating to the god Pan

Origin of PANIC

French panique, from Greek panikos, literally, of Pan, from Pan
First Known Use: 1603

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with PANIC

2panic

noun

: a state or feeling of extreme fear that makes someone unable to act or think normally

: a situation that causes many people to become afraid and to rush to do something

Full Definition of PANIC

1
a :  a sudden overpowering fright; also :  acute extreme anxiety
b :  a sudden unreasoning terror often accompanied by mass flight <widespread panic in the streets>
c :  a sudden widespread fright concerning financial affairs that results in a depression of values caused by extreme measures for protection of property (as securities)
2
slang :  one that is very funny
pan·icky \ˈpa-ni-kē\ adjective

Examples of PANIC

  1. He was in a panic when he realized how late he was.
  2. There's no reason to get into a panic.
  3. The villagers fled in panic from the approaching army.
  4. The crowd was in a state of panic.
  5. She has panic attacks whenever she has to speak in public.

First Known Use of PANIC

1708

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with PANIC

3panic

verb

: to be overcome with extreme fear : to be affected by panic

: to cause (a person or animal) to feel extreme fear : to cause (a person or animal) to feel panic

pan·icked \-nikt\ pan·ick·ing

Full Definition of PANIC

transitive verb
1
:  to affect with panic
2
:  to cause to laugh uproariously <panic an audience with a gag>
intransitive verb
:  to be affected with panic

Examples of PANIC

  1. If something goes wrong, don't panic.
  2. The deer, panicked by the headlights, ran in front of the car.

First Known Use of PANIC

1827

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