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panic

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of panic

Synonym Discussion of panic

fear, dread, fright, alarm, panic, terror, trepidation mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. fear is the most general term and implies anxiety and usually loss of courage.
    • fear of the unknown
dread usually adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person or situation and suggests aversion as well as anxiety.
    • faced the meeting with dread
fright implies the shock of sudden, startling fear.
    • fright at being awakened suddenly
alarm suggests a sudden and intense awareness of immediate danger.
    • view the situation with alarm
panic implies unreasoning and overmastering fear causing hysterical activity.
    • the news caused widespread panic
terror implies the most extreme degree of fear.
    • immobilized with terror
trepidation adds to dread the implications of timidity, trembling, and hesitation.
    • raised the subject with trepidation

panic

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of panic

  1. to strike with fear for some reason, the herd of feeding animals at the zoo panicked him Synonyms of panic affright, alarm (also alarum), fright, horrify, frighten, scare, scarify, shock, spook, startle, terrify, terrorizeWords Related to panic appall (also appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worryNear Antonyms of panic assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steelAntonyms of panic reassure



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