- 1A feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general: adolescent angstMore example sentences
- Everything bounces along with a youthful joy, devoid of cynical teenage angst, full of hope and dare we say it slightly soppy.
- It is a sign of the times, of our tumultuous, dizzying culture of metaphysical angst.
- Through an occasional nocturnal trip to the gym, Matt Murdock finds a way to relieve some of his adolescent angst.
- 1.1 • informal A feeling of persistent worry about something trivial: my hair causes me angstMore example sentences
- Finally, however, after much worry and angst, it was the night of the Debutante Ball.
- When I was a child I used to cause my mother major fits of angst while trying to keep me still in church.
- We wouldn't have minded, but she put all our cutlery and crockery away in the wrong places, causing much angst upon our return.
1920s: from German, 'fear, anxiety'.