an abrupt, overwhelming terror, usually influencing many individuals at once. See Synonyms at anxiety.
a-sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property: a stock-market anxiety.
Slang One that is uproariously funny.
Overpowering fright, usually impacting categories of folks or pets.
fast decrease in asset rates because of broad efforts to boost cash in anticipation of continuing drop in asset prices.
A plant of genus Panicum; anxiety grass; in addition, the edible grain of some types of panic lawn.
a-sudden, overwhelming fright; esp., a-sudden and groundless fright; terror prompted by a trifling cause or a misapprehension of danger
By expansion: a rapid extensive fright or apprehension concerning economic matters.
A grass associated with the genus Panicum.
a-sudden fright, particularly a rapid and exaggerated fright affecting numerous people at a time; horror without noticeable or appreciable cause, or empowered by a trifling cause or by misapprehension of risk.
especially An exaggerated security which takes ownership of a trading community on occurrence of a financial crisis, particularly might be caused by the failure of an essential lender, and/or exposure of an excellent commercial swindle, inducing a general feeling of distrust, and impelling to hasty and violent actions to secure resistance from feasible reduction, therefore frequently precipitating a general financial tragedy that was initially just feared.
abrupt size anxiety and stress over expected occasions