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A feeling of anxiety or apprehension.
intr.v. angst·ed, angst·ing, angsts
To show or feel anxiety or apprehension: angsted over the upcoming exam.
[German, from Middle High German angest, from Old High German angust; see angh- in Indo-European roots.]
angst(æŋst; German aŋst)
1. an acute but nonspecific sense of anxiety or remorse
2. (Philosophy) (in Existentialist philosophy) the dread caused by man's awareness that his future is not determined but must be freely chosen
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish.
[1840–50; < German Angst fear, anxiety, Old High German angust; see anger]
1. A German word meaning fear, used to mean a general feeling of anxiety.
2. A feeling of anxiety or apprehension, often without a specific or identifiable cause.
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|Noun||1.||angst - an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom|
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune