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Definition 1: an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for panic in the sense of this definition

(panic is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

(... is a kind of panic ) a panic or extreme discomposure

"it threw her into a swivet"

Definition 2: sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events - [noun denoting state]

Samples where panic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • panic in the stock market
  • a war scare
  • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

Synonyms for panic in the sense of this definition

(panic is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic

(... is a kind of panic ) a period of general fear of communists

Definition 3: be overcome by a sudden fear - [verb of emotion]

Samples where panic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away

(panic is a kind of ...) be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

"I fear the winters in Moscow" "We should not fear the Communists!"

(... is a kind of panic ) lose one's nerve

"When he saw the accident, he freaked out"

Definition 4: cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic - [verb of emotion]

Samples where panic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners

(panic is a kind of ...) fill with terror; frighten greatly

(panic causes ...) be overcome by a sudden fear

"The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away"

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