angsty

adjective
\ ˈaŋ(k)-stē How to pronounce angsty (audio) , ˈäŋ(k)-\
angstier; angstiest

Definition of angsty

informal
: feeling, showing, or expressing anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity : marked by angst angsty teenagers angsty song lyrics

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That’s because most people wouldn’t buy pictures of themselves looking angsty, devastated or even just grumpy. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s ‘sidewalk photographers’ captured Houston Street life," 27 July 2019 There’ll be dark angsty vibes from Billie Eilish, radio-ready rhyming from G-Eazy, hard-hitting South Florida mumble-trap from Kodak Black, psychedelic new-school R&B from Miguel, and much more. Blake Ryan, Billboard, "A Guide to Summer Music Festival Season 2019," 24 June 2019 Like bodysuits, combat boots, and scrunchies on the wrists of millennials, the peak celebrities—and couples—of the 90s are alive again on Instagram, in all of their angsty glory. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Why Am I So Obsessed with '90s Nostalgia on Instagram?," 18 June 2019 In fact, the weather was fitting for the angsty mood that her delicate, wilting vocals and dark, honest lyrics create over the brooding tracks that her brother and co-writer Finneas O’Connell create. Seth A. Mcconnell, The Know, "PHOTOS: Billie Eilish performs as rain pours at Red Rocks," 6 June 2019 Thankfully, most of those questionable times are behind us, and our adult hair is now—or seriously should be—dyed in the safety of a salon, with skilled, non-angsty hands. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "How to Go Platinum Blonde Without Destroying Your Hair," 24 Aug. 2018 Mackenzie’s brother Cyrus is pretty dark and angsty compared to Mackenzie. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, ""13 Reasons Why" Star Chelsea Alden Shares Her Favorite Season 3 Fan Theory So Far," 31 May 2018 Lately, a wave of stylishly sullen young artists, many in rap, has excavated the painfully unhip, angsty subcultures of the 1990s and 2000s. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Linkin Park Gave to Pop Music," 25 June 2018 But there’s a twist: Despite an upbeat sound, the new tracks are just as angsty as ever. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "5 ways Paramore mixed past and present at the Lawn," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of angsty

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angsty

angst + -y entry 1

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