panic-stricken

[ pan-ik-strik-uh n ]
/ ˈpæn ɪkˌstrɪk ən /

adjective

overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like: panic-stricken parents looking for their child; a panic-stricken phone call.

Nearby words

  1. panic buying,
  2. panic disorder,
  3. panic grass,
  4. panic room,
  5. panic stations,
  6. panicky,
  7. panicle,
  8. panicmonger,
  9. paniculate,
  10. paniculately

Also pan·ic-struck [pan-ik-struhk] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrʌk/.

Origin of panic-stricken

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for panic-stricken

panic-stricken

panic-struck

adjective

affected by panic
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