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