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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But while angsty white working-class folx were opposing the status quo across the pond, make no mistake that Black musicians were interjecting themselves into the punk cannon, both in the UK and the US. Essence, 30 Dec. 2022 For a lot of people, dredging up those old cringey, embarrassing, angsty teenage memories is probably not at the top of the to-do list. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 30 Mar. 2022 With infectious melodies and biting lyrics, Household Name is full of angsty future anthems. Spin Staff, SPIN, 26 Dec. 2022 This year has seen Kourtney Kardashian overhaul her wardrobe to include angsty Catholic chic and corsets that have become mainstays on the red carpet. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 18 Nov. 2022 Kunis stars in the angsty drama as a journalist with a big promotion and a wedding in her future, until her life is upended when a true-crime documentarian wants to chat about the violent school incident she's been running from for years. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2022 These young musicians have a blast onstage, performing its angsty pop-punk for a steadily growing audience. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 5 July 2022 The album marks a shift from the simple and angsty lyricism of his debut. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 17 June 2022 Willow, meanwhile, chimes in for an assist on the downtempo tune, and gives an angsty edge to the song, singing about her inability to open herself up to love from a partner and relax. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angsty was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Angsty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angsty. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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