noun \ˈäŋ(k)st, ˈaŋ(k)st\

: a strong feeling of being worried or nervous : a feeling of anxiety about your life or situation

Full Definition of ANGST

:  a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity <teenage angst>

Examples of ANGST

  1. a film about teenage angst
  2. The winner of France's prestigious Prix de Flore, Report on Myself is a study in raw angst and mortifying self-disclosure: a portrait of the artist as a lover who just can't catch a break. —Caroline Weber, New York Times Book Review, 15 Feb. 2009

Origin of ANGST

Dan & German; Dan, from German
First Known Use: circa 1942


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