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Definition of "angst" []

  • A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression. (noun)
  • Angstrom (abbreviation)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "angst" in a sentence
  • "I'm pretty sure that very few people under the age of thirty-five remember what the word angst actually means, or know that "angsting" isn't a word, or that feeling and expressing angst is not a sign of weakness or something to be loathed and mocked."
  • "The Tea Parties are important because white male angst is enough to bring Obama down if it spreads far enough."
  • "So, that's why: simplicity, no fear of April 15, enjoyment of springtime, decrease in angst, no lost time trying to figure out how to beat the system, no "special interests" in Congress being highly paid to design more loopholes."