from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression.
- abbr. angstrom
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
- n. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.
- v. To suffer angst; to fret.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom
I'm pretty sure that very few people under the age of thirty-five remember what the word angst actually means, or know that "angsting" isn't a word, or that feeling and expressing angst is not a sign of weakness or something to be loathed and mocked.
The Tea Parties are important because white male angst is enough to bring Obama down if it spreads far enough.
So, that's why: simplicity, no fear of April 15, enjoyment of springtime, decrease in angst, no lost time trying to figure out how to beat the system, no "special interests" in Congress being highly paid to design more loopholes.
Unlike in the United States, where Latinos dominate the immigration debate, European angst is increasingly focused on waves of Muslims - Turks, Iraqis, Somalis and others - who have become the hottest-button issue in recent elections.
Let me just first say that of all the events and all of the things we've done in the last 18 months, the single one that makes me the angriest, that gives me the most angst, is the intervention with AIG.
When not lengthily bogged down in angst, a readable, non-formulaic police procedural with a twist.
Now, the way we make sense of our existential angst is by filling it with things.
I usually write my post on Thursday or Friday, to give myself plenty of time to flail around in angst about what to write.
Like Joss Whedon, he simply believes that angst is ALWAYS the answer.
In the midst of my entirely appropriate angst is arising a tingle of anticipation: a new seam to be mined – and shared – has just been opened.