Definitions for angstɑŋkst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish.
Origin of angst:
1840–50; < G Angst fear, anxiety, OHG angust; see anger
an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom
A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.
To suffer angst; to fret.
Angst means fear or anxiety. The word angst was introduced into English from Danish angst via existentialist Søren Kierkegaard. It is used in English to describe an intense feeling of apprehension, anxiety, or inner turmoil. In other Germanic languages the word angst is not a loanword as it is in English, but has been in existence long, and is used regularly to express fear. In German, the technical terminology of psychology and philosophy distinguishes between Angst and Furcht in that Furcht is a negative anticipation regarding a concrete threat, while Angst is a non-directional and unmotivated emotion. In common language, however, Angst is the normal word for "fear", while Furcht is an elevated synonym. In other languages having the meaning of the Latin word pavor, the derived words differ in meaning, e.g. as in the French anxiété and peur. The word Angst has existed since the 8th century, from the Proto-Indo-European root *anghu-, "restraint" from which Old High German angust developed. It is pre-cognate with the Latin angustia, "tensity, tightness" and angor, "choking, clogging"; compare to the Greek "άγχος": stress.
Translations for angst
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
anxiety and confusion
in a state of complete distraction.
- verwarring, verbysteringAfrikaans
- قَلَق، خَبَل، إضطِرابArabic
- afliçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerstörungGerman
- sindsforvirring; det at være drevet til vanvidDanish
- ταραχή, σύγχυσηGreek
- aflicción, aturdimientoSpanish
- گیجی؛ پریشانیFarsi
- confusion, affolementFrench
- hugarangist, uppnámIcelandic
- 혼란, 분열Korean
- apkvaišimas, proto netekimasLithuanian
- apjukums; apmulsums; satraukumsLatvian
- sinnsforvirring, detå være fra sans og samlingNorwegian
- rozterka, rozstrójPolish
- گیجی؛ پریشانیPersian
- zăpăceală, confuzieRomanian
- тревога; смятениеRussian
- 心亂意煩Chinese (Trad.)
- божевілля, шаленістьUkrainian
- خلفشار ، انتشارUrdu
- sự rối tríVietnamese
- 心烦意乱Chinese (Simp.)
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