panic, terror, affright(noun)
an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
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"
be overcome by a sudden fear
"The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away"
cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic
"The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.
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Translations for Panic
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- خوف, ذعر, رعب, هلعArabic
- panika, panikařitCzech
- πανικός, πανικοβάλλομαιGreek
- pánico, aterrarseSpanish
- maoimScottish Gaelic
- 恐慌, パニックJapanese
- 恐慌, 공황Korean
- ił hóóyééʼNavajo, Navaho
- panika, panikowaćPolish
- a se panicaRomanian
- паника, паниковатьRussian
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