Definition of panic-stricken in English:


Syllabification: pan·ic-strick·en
(also panic-struck)


Affected with panic; very frightened: the panic-stricken victims rushed out of their blazing homes
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  • When told by the victim's panic-stricken pal the man had been in the water for about two minutes, former London lifeguard Martin knew he had to act fast before paramedics arrived.
  • An emergency telephone operator has received a top award after she talked a panic-stricken woman through a terrifying fire ordeal.
  • It was the most costly of a series of hurried clearances from panic-stricken and nervous City players.
alarmed, frightened, scared (stiff), terrified, terror-stricken, petrified, horrified, horror-stricken, fearful, afraid, panicky, frantic, in a frenzy, nervous, agitated, hysterical, beside oneself, worked up, overwrought
informal in a cold sweat, in a flap, in a fluster, in a tizzy

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