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English

Etymology

Introduced from Danish angst via existentialist Søren Kierkegaard, from Middle High German angest, from Old High German angust. See Proto-Indo-European *angh-.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
angst

Plural
-

angst (-)
  1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
  2. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.

Derived terms

References

  • Wikipedia-logo.png angst on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • angst” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • angst” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • angst” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

Danish

Noun

angst

  1. fear

Dutch

Noun

angst m. (plural angsten, diminutive angstje)

  1. fear, angst, anxiety

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Norwegian

Etymology

From Low German, related to anger.

Noun

angst m. (definite singular angsten; uncountable)

  1. (singulare tantum) angst

Derived terms

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