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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 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.
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
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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The numerical value of angst in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of angst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of angst in a Sentence
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.
At the moment perhaps the biggest risk is not raising rates which would be a no confidence vote in the U.S. economy, fuelling investor angst and reducing near-term appetite for equities.
That's just wrong, it's manipulating people's angst and their fears.
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.
I understand that it's creating a little bit of angst and people are little concerned and worried, but if the markets are concerned about Gordhan stepping down I think that's completely overplayed.
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- nerviosismo, anxiedad extrema, pánicoSpanish
- elämäntuska, angsti, ahdistusFinnish
- angoisse existentielleFrench
- angest, angstNorwegian Nynorsk
- angústia, afliçãoPortuguese
- тревога, грусть, беспокойство, тоскаRussian
- анксиозност, неспокојство, немирSerbo-Croatian
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