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Princeton's WordNet

  1. angstnoun

    an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom

Wiktionary

  1. angstnoun

    A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.

  2. angstnoun

    More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.

  3. angstverb

    To suffer angst; to fret.

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  1. Angst

    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.

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  1. stang

  2. gnats

  3. tangs

  4. 'ganst

  5. ganst

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Angst in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Angst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Angst in a Sentence

  1. April Kelly:

    We're attacking public school officials trying to educate children, not because they're the people responsible but because Elizabethtown College's the level of government that's vulnerable, that's where our angst gets turned, even if that's not the appropriate level of government.

  2. Warren Norred:

    All of her angst and umbrage comes from the simple reality that she enjoys a strong liberal take on CRT, and she does believe this is a racist country.

  3. Chris Jennings:

    She has learned that excessive disruption in this country creates great angst. And also division.

  4. Steven Wrobleski:

    We currently have a chemistry physics teaching position that we have zero applicants for right now. I am really concerned about how we're going to be able to fill that position, where are we going to find science and math teachers ? There is angst over,' Are we going to find people, quality people ?'.

  5. Scott C. Holstad:

    caffeine buzz liquid thrill, chills slowly going down kinda wicked 'n edgy like legs spread wide in razor wrapped dreams, like looking glass lust on lsd, like wigged out flesh of lightening fear, like fried out bits of lovers angst, i lust at you, i live for you, i want you here w/ me

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