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