Definition of Panic:

  1. Sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior.

  2. Sudden loss of public confidence in the integrity of financial system, leading to rapidly falling stock (share) prices, bank and business failures, and even a stockmarket crash. In the 19th and early 20th century, panics have occurred at near regular intervals but have been almost non-existent since the second half the 20th century.

  3. Feel or cause to feel panic.

Synonyms of Panic

Be alarmed, Be scared, Be nervous, Be afraid, Overreact, Become panic-stricken, Take fright, Be filled with fear, Be terrified, Be agitated, Be hysterical, Lose ones nerve, Be perturbed, Get overwrought, Get worked up, Fall to pieces, Go to pieces, Lose control, Fall apart, Abject fear, Affright, Agitation, Alarm, Anxiety, Apprehension, Apprehensiveness, Attack of nerves, Awe, Bear panic, Belly laugh, Blue funk, Blue story, Boggle, Buck fever, Case of nerves, Cold feet, Confound, Consternation, Cowardice, Dirty joke, Dirty story, Discomfit, Dismay, Double entendre, Dread, Ethnic joke, Excessive irritability, Fear, Fidgetiness, Fidgets, Fight shy, Frenzy, Fright, Frighten, Fun, Funk, Funny story, Gag, Go to pieces, Good one, Good story, Horrification, Horror, Howl, Howler, Hysteria, Jape, Jest, Jestbook, Jib, Joke, Jump, Jump a mile, Laugh, Morbid excitability, Nerves, Nervosity, Nervous stomach, Nervousness, Panic fear, Panickiness, Phobia, Play, Point, Put in fear, Put to flight, Put to rout, Rib tickler, Riot, Rout, Scare, Scatter, Scream, Send scuttling, Shy, Sick joke, Sidesplitter, Sight gag, Skedaddle, Spell of nerves, Sport, Stage fright, Stampede, Start, Start aside, Startle, State of nerves, Story, Terrify, Terror, Tic, Trepidation, Twitching, Uneasiness, Unholy dread, Unnerve, Vellication, Visual joke, Wheeze, Wow, Yarn, Alarm, Anxiety, Nervousness, Fear, Fright, Trepidation, Dread, Terror, Horror, Agitation, Hysteria, Consternation, Perturbation, Dismay, Disquiet, Apprehension, Apprehensiveness

How to use Panic in a sentence?

  1. The crowd panicked and stampeded for the exit.
  2. She hit him in panic.

Meaning of Panic & Panic Definition