Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of panic.

Etymologies

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panic +‎ -like

Examples

  • In a series of laboratory experiments that confronted subjects with the threat of painful electric shocks, Kelley and his co-workers 1965 found that paniclike reactions resulting in entrapment were likely when subjects were under extreme time pressure.

    Handbook of Stress

  • The decisionmaker, in a paniclike state, searches frantically for a way out of the dilemma, rapidly shifts back and forth between alternatives, and impulsively seizes upon a hastily contrived solution that seems to promise immediate relief.

    Handbook of Stress

  • Fortunately, the paniclike state that characterizes hypervigilance seldom occurs in everyday life or even in extreme emergencies Schultz, 1964.

    Handbook of Stress

  • She had a paniclike impulse to begin to talk of Dory; but, though she cast about diligently, she could find no way of introducing him that would not have seemed awkward -- pointed and provincially prudish.

    The Second Generation

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