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

Examples of angsty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weirdly comforting though, is finding out that Zuko has always been angsty. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Watch the unaired Avatar: The Last Airbender pilot that reveals Katara's original name," 19 Aug. 2020 Shaping an identity has never been so angsty, so difficult and so complicated. Alexandra Hall, The Denver Post: Crisis Point, "Soup, sticky notes and other lies about suicide," 15 Jan. 2020 Since this is set in high school, as all the best angsty modern day literary adaptations should be, the cast of The Half of It is filled out with the teachers and parents of these kids. Leah Marilla Thomas, refinery29.com, "The Half Of It Cast Are All Experts At Breaking Your Heart," 1 May 2020 Blame it on the Cruel Intentions soundtrack, but the lyrics are at once existentially angsty yet hopeful, and leaves you completely enraptured until the very last note. Glamour, "53 Best ’90s Songs That Are All That and a Bag of Chips," 31 Mar. 2020 In that book, a Portland teenager named Andrea discovers her own local scene and her life becomes an enviable, angsty blur of vintage dresses, punk shows, and the intermittent attentions of a damaged musician. Eryn Loeb, Longreads, "On Watching Boys Play Music," 8 Apr. 2020 Mia is now a black woman, Elena’s backstory has been fleshed out and the teenagers' lives are fully realized (including that of Elena’s angsty daughter Izzy, who is working through her sexuality). Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "How Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington transformed 'Little Fires Everywhere' for TV," 18 Mar. 2020 Pattinson has never looked more brooding, and this is a guy who shot to fame playing a very angsty vampire in the Twilight franchise. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "Robert Pattinson Is Already Iconic In The First Look At His Batman," 13 Feb. 2020 However, that couldn’t hold the angsty crowd from staying back much longer. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Trump plays India’s favourite notes with Bollywood and cricket, but there’s no holding back the bored Indian," 24 Feb. 2020

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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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“Angsty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angsty. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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