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Synonyms for panic
ˈpæn ɪkpan·ic

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. panic

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. panic, terror, affrightnoun

    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

    Synonyms:
    threat, scare, brat, affright, scourge, holy terror, terror, little terror

  2. panic, scareverb

    sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

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

    Synonyms:
    terror, panic attack, affright, scare

  3. panicverb

    be overcome by a sudden fear

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

  4. panicverb

    cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic

    "The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. panicnoun

    Synonyms:
    fright, affright, alarm, terror, consternation, sudden fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. panicnoun

    Synonyms:
    consternation, terror, alarm

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "panic":

    panics, scare, alarm, scaremongering, panicked, fear, freak, terror, horror

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How to use panic in a sentence?

  1. Art Caplan:

    I've seen people panic because the testing showed instead of having a one in five million chance of getting some disease, they have a one in a million chance. But really, does it matter?

  2. Rod Wheeler:

    Cydney Ireland said. The sprawling, 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus is one of the nation's largest. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, a former Washington DC homicide detective and an Ohio State University alum, said the school's police department is highly trained. People don’t need to panic.

  3. Greta Thunberg:

    I don't want Rachel Kyte to be hopeful, I want Rachel Kyte to panic, I want Rachel Kyte to feel the fear I feel every day.

  4. Auston Matthews:

    That noise and the panic from the outside can’t shake us because there’s really no reason it should, within the room, we realize obviously that we need to play better. But at the same time, it’s not like an end all, be all. It’s not the end of the world right now.

  5. Carlos Mera:

    It created a panic in the market.


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