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

Definition of angsty

: 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 The band has always braided a healthy dose of cynicism into their anthemic synth-pop, but the lyrics on Screen Violence find them at their most angsty and agitated. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 2 Sep. 2021 When he gets screamed at by angsty, dramatic teens. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 19 June 2021 The show was immediately branded as a companion to Gilmore Girls, but Ginny & Georgia is a bit more angsty and dramatic. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 19 Apr. 2021 The Recording Academy was not impressed with Swift’s angsty sixth studio album. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2021 This scene from the 1995 movie Mallrats captures the long-prevailing view of Lee, the man behind Marvel during the comics renaissance of the 1960s, when superheroes became wittier and more angsty, more human than ever before. Jillian Steinhauer, The New Republic, 9 Feb. 2021 An angsty teenage girl (Saoirse Ronan) is applying to colleges, meeting boys (and dumping them) and hilariously bickering with her overprotective mom. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2020 While many other pre-teens may be moody or angsty, Jones said Miley draws happiness from things in her childhood, like games, animals and ice cream. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Nov. 2020 But this fluttery rendition is a far cry from the raw, angsty sonics of her EPs like Loveworm and Space Cadet, let alone of the mastery of Fake It Flowers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of angsty

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angsty

angst entry 1 + -y entry 1

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“Angsty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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