Definition of angst
- teenage angst
a film about teenage angst
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First Known Use: circa 1942See Words from the same year
: a strong feeling of being worried or nervous : a feeling of anxiety about your life or situation
Britannica English: Translation of angst for Arabic speakers
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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