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Definition of Panic

Panic

  1. A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass; also, the edible grain of some species of panic grass.
  2. Extreme or sudden and causeless; unreasonable; -- said of fear or fright; as, panic fear, terror, alarm.
  3. A sudden, overpowering fright; esp., a sudden and groundless fright; terror inspired by a trifling cause or a misapprehension of danger; as, the troops were seized with a panic; they fled in a panic.
  4. By extension: A sudden widespread fright or apprehension concerning financial affairs.

Panic Quotations

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
Anais Nin

If you know people who are suicidal, or if you know people who are bipolar, depressed, have panic attack disorder, just be there for them. They're going through something that's very, very hard.
Eric Millegan

So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic.
Martha Stewart

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
John P. Kotter

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Graham Greene
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Panic Translations

panic in Dutch is paniek
panic in French is panique
panic in German is Panik, panisch
panic in Italian is panico
panic in Norwegian is panikk
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