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angst 1

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′y adj.

angst 2



adj, angstier or angstiest
informal displaying or feeling angst, esp in a self-conscious manner: two angsty teenagers.
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