\ˈaŋ(k)-stē, ˈäŋ(k)-\
angstier; angstiest

Definition of angsty 


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

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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 Now and Then There’s nothing like an innocent, slightly angsty film about four best friends who are just becoming teenagers, but still love a treehouse hangout. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "The Best Summer Movies of All Time," 12 June 2018 This was in the pre-latte era, before nearly every town had a cozy third space for angsty young girls to stare out the window. Sara Eckel, Longreads, "The Hole in My Soul," 1 June 2018 Fallon recalled Fey asking him to contribute an angsty theme to introduce rebel characters Janis and Damian. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Tina Fey Talks Jimmy Fallon's Unreleased 'Mean Girls' Punk Song, How Alicia Keys Saved Her: Watch," 18 May 2018 Still, the band offered a set that heavily featured longtime members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker (for understandable reasons) as well as their deep catalog full of both anthems and angsty ballads. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Track all the Chicago artists at Lollapalooza," 7 Aug. 2017 Halloweentownbrings the best parts of Halloween together into one movie: witches, spells, monsters, ghosts, family, and teenage angst (yes, Halloween can totally be angsty, especially for Marnie Cromwell). Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "The Definitive Ranking Of The Best Halloween Disney Channel Original Movies," 31 Oct. 2017

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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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