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. Mauricio Macri:

    The official party is showing a dark strategy of trying to sow angst and fear with the sole goal of frightening people over the possibility of change, but it's not going to work.

  2. Lois Greste:

    I feel incredible angst about my colleagues, leaving them behind, amidst all of this relief I still feel a sense of concern, a real sense of worry because... if it's right for me to be free, then it's right for all of them to be free.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    It's manipulating people's angst and their fears.

  4. 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

  5. Kate Duff:

    I know this sounds crazy, but if you do it, it really works, it really does soothe whatever the angst or emotional feeling that’s brought up by the [trigger] word.

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