Origin of angst
Examples from the Web for angst
Heightening his angst, Warren pines for precocious Jessica (Gevinson).Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years|Tom Teodorczuk|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even before that ode to Jewish angst and masturbation hit the bookstores in 1969, Roth was a Yaddo veteran.
And I admit I look back on my teenage self and think a lot of my angst sounds like an Onion article.An Ode to Angry Asians: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Suey Park|Arthur Chu|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She felt claustrophobic, entrapped like an exotic bird, but despite her angst she lacked the courage to leave.Rita Moreno, SAG Life Achievement Award Winner, Talks Brando, Elvis And West Side Story|Sandra McElwaine|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there must also be angst in Washington, which has, since 2003, relied on the Chinese to rein in their troublesome ally for us.North Korean Blood Feud is ‘Richard III’ with Nukes|Gordon G. Chang|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for angst
Word Origin for angst
Word Origin and History for angst
1944, from German Angst "neurotic fear, anxiety, guilt, remorse," from Old High German angust, from the root of anger. George Eliot used it (in German) in 1849, and it was popularized in English by translation of Freud's work, but as a foreign word until 1940s. Old English had a cognate word, angsumnes "anxiety," but it died out.