angst angst  /ˈɑŋkst/


  • (n) an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom


  1. In the show, you worry that there's not enough angst, so you create a 12-step program for fictitious problems.
  2. Holden Caulfield, the novel's protagonist, has since become a symbol of adolescent angst.
  3. Even though I'm biracial and should theoretically have half a share of hair angst, I've sacrificed endless Saturdays to the salon.


  1. America's funnest city

    America's finest city? Maybe. America's funnest city? Without a doubt. Nobody can touch us. New York? A concrete jungle full of angst-ridden people. Miami? Yuck. Austin? So self-reverential. Portland? See Austin, add rain. San Francisco? See Portland, add fog. Los Angeles?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

  2. Front-running Fort Larned romps to victory in Stephen Foster

    The angst from two prior disastrous outings this year was healed in one front-running swoop Saturday night as Fort Larned defeated a field that included four other Grade I winners by 61/4 lengths in the $536,300 Stephen Foster.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

  3. Volunteer spotlight: Dave Angst

    The impact that Dave Angst of Fort Collins has made on Larimer Humane Society is evident in the numbers. He has contributed an amazing 1,700 hours of his time in only three years of volunteer service.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fort Collins Coloradoan

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  1. "Whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein's 'weapons of mass destruction,' American and British authorities were also concerned about violence in an area that harbors a resource indispensable for the functioning of the world economy,"...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Alan Greenspan Source: ABC News

  2. "I have no angst over him holding the record but the fact that the rules had to be changed to handle bowlers like that vindicated my action and of the other umpires who called him," Hair said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Darrell Hair Source: Times of India

  3. "I called Jerry this afternoon and said, 'Let's move forward and make sure we stay the friends that we have been for 25 years,'" said Collins, who coached Chicago from 1986-89. "It had to be a home run, and both of us had a little angst over...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Doug Collins Source: Washington Post

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