What does Angst mean?

Definitions for Angst
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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Angst

    Angst is fear or anxiety (anguish is its Latinate equivalent, and the words anxious and anxiety are of similar origin). The dictionary definition for angst is a feeling of anxiety, apprehension, or insecurity.

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  1. angst

    Angst is a feeling of deep anxiety, dread, or apprehension typically without a specific reason. This term is often associated with existential anxiety, involving feelings of confusion, despair, and lack of purpose or direction in life.

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ANGST

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Angst is ranked #29231 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Angst surname appeared 810 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Angst.

    95.4% or 773 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 13 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for Angst »

  1. stang

  2. tangs

  3. gnats

  4. 'ganst

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Numerology

  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. Scott C. Holstad:

    we dream of peace and tranquility, the day when we no longer despair but our self-imposed angst cannot be avoided. we can't run. it won't go away. the noises i hear in my hell are very real and i'll continue to exist in an interested sort of anguish, looking for bloodstains on acid free sidewalks.

  2. Ben Carson:

    The Confederate flag causes a lot of people angst and they are not able to see beyond that, i think the people of South Carolina should sit down and have an intelligent discussion about what can they use that captures their heritage, captures the heritage of America and allows them to coexist in peace.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    That's just wrong, it's manipulating people's angst and their fears.

  4. John Kelly:

    That's a policy decision to transfer them, i know it's caused a lot angst in a lot of areas. I don't -- I don't try to slowdown transfers. I -- I facilitate transfers.

  5. Sheriff Judd:

    I know that’s a novel idea for some people, our murder rate is up while our total crime rate is down but even in the demand for service, we see the angst.

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