One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Feeling or characterized by uncontrollable fear or anxiety.‘I started to feel panicky and breathless’‘he's getting increasingly panicky over the lack of cash’
- ‘Players frequently get panicky when they're betting more than their bankroll really allows.’
- ‘The room was filled with the voices of the panicky technicians.’
- ‘Now, now, don't get all panicky on me.’
- ‘The woman who owns the corporation displays her jealous, panicky fear of a younger rival.’
- ‘Buckshot disturbed the river's surface like panicky shoals of fish.’
- ‘The government intervened to end an illegal strike that had sparked a panicky run on the country's fifth-largest bank.’
- ‘What she never loses sight of is the emotional reality of the situation or the panicky imperatives of war.’
- ‘Afraid he would fall, he scrambled panicky onto the wall's top.’
- ‘Investors were getting jittery, and some were downright panicky.’
- ‘He had now gone from vaguely panicky to upset.’
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