AskDefine | Define panicky

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panicky adj : thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted" [syn: panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified, frightened]

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  1. In a state of panic.


in a state of panic

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

afraid, all nerves, apprehensive, chicken, chickenhearted, coward, cowardly, cowed, daunted, dismayed, edgy, excitable, fainthearted, fearful, frightened, funking, funky, henhearted, high-strung, in a panic, intimidated, irritable, lily-livered, milk-livered, milksoppish, milksoppy, mousy, nerves on edge, nervous, nervy, on edge, overstrung, overtimid, overtimorous, panic-prone, panic-stricken, panic-struck, panicked, pigeonhearted, rabbity, sissified, sissy, soft, timid, timorous, uneasy, unmanly, unmanned, weak, weak-kneed, weakhearted, white-livered, yellow
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