angsty

adjective

ˈaŋ(k)-stē How to pronounce angsty (audio)
ˈäŋ(k)-
angstier; angstiest
informal
: feeling, showing, or expressing anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity : marked by angst entry 1
angsty teenagers
angsty song lyrics

Examples of angsty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when ghosts from his past return to haunt him, Dan is forced to pack his unsuspecting wife (Michelle Monaghan), angsty teen daughter, pro-gamer teen son, and adorable 10-month-old baby into a minivan. Shania Russell, EW.com, 6 Nov. 2023 Since his debut in 2011’s Thor, Tom Hiddleston’s god of mischief has died and been resurrected too many times to count, evolving from angsty little brother to maniacal villain to reluctant hero in his own right. EW.com, 15 Nov. 2023 She’s been waiting in the wings all this time, waiting to unleash these angsty gems into the world. Rolling Stone, 28 Dec. 2023 There must be more to these angsty little etiquette relics. Zoe Gowen, Southern Living, 5 Dec. 2023 Prior to becoming a father to an angsty teen daughter, gaming-prodigy son, and squealing 10-month-old, Dan (Wahlberg) was an elite government assassin responsible for eliminating global threats. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 Most Popular Weddings Alison Roman and Max Cantor’s Wedding Was a Love Letter to New York City—And Its Many Restaurants Weddings Bel Powley Wore an Embellished Miu Miu Dress at Her Wedding to Douglas Booth in London Once upon a time, the black mani was reserved for Halloween and/or angsty teens. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2023 The 20-year-old singer told People magazine that her angsty pop-punk anthems about teenage drama and the pain of being pure at heart appear to be landing with fans beyond her Gen Z target audience. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 18 Sep. 2023 Missing were books intended for girls in those itchy, angsty years in between. Valorie Lee Schaefer, ELLE, 22 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of angsty was in 1956

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“Angsty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angsty. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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