a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish.
Contemporary Examples

On online message boards, caregivers talk about the angst of living with their folks again.
Dad Just Moved In and He’s Driving Me Insane The Daily Beast October 24, 2008

So get your angst out—on paper, in paint, or by pop-up street performance.
The Stars Predict Your Week Starsky + Cox September 17, 2011

That angst, which spread nationally through media coverage, has also gone viral on the fan pages of Facebook.
Why Chelsea’s Murder Scares Us Caitlin Rother March 5, 2010

Then, says Michaels, she got down to work without any angst.
Palin’s Second Act Tina Brown October 20, 2008

Even before that ode to Jewish angst and masturbation hit the bookstores in 1969, Roth was a Yaddo veteran.
The Climax of ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ Robert Hofler May 13, 2014

The Obamas have added to the angst with intimations of a new Puritanism in our dire future.
But Can We Still Have Fun? Kathleen Parker January 18, 2009

They had none of the violence and angst he so often channeled.
McQueen’s Last Show Robert Murphy March 9, 2010

Now, as the DVD of Season One is finally released (after years of legal holdups), angst is making a comeback.
Yep, They’re Fiftysomething Rachel Syme August 23, 2009

It’s a problem many musicians face when the pain and angst give way to contented middle age.
Trent Reznor, Once Brooding, Turns Social Jacob Bernstein February 7, 2011

Discovering your mortality wasn’t a tailspin of angst; it was a chance to act like James Bond.
Dad-olescence: The New Midlife Crisis Sean Macaulay October 26, 2009

an acute but nonspecific sense of anxiety or remorse
(in Existentialist philosophy) the dread caused by man’s awareness that his future is not determined but must be freely chosen

1944, from German Angst “neurotic fear, anxiety, guilt, remorse,” from Old High German angust, from the root of anger. George Eliot used it (in German) in 1849, and it was popularized in English by translation of Freud’s work, but as a foreign word until 1940s. Old English had a cognate word, angsumnes “anxiety,” but it died out.

angst 1 (ängkst)
A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression.

angst 2
angst [(ahngkst)]

A kind of fear or anxiety; Angst is German for “fear.” It is usually applied to a deep and essentially philosophical anxiety about the world in general or personal freedom. (See existentialism.)


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