- (Canada) /æŋ(k)st/
- (Canada) /eɪŋ(k)st/
- Emotional turmoil; painful sadness.
- 1979, Peter Hammill, Mirror images I've begun to regret that we'd ever met / Between the dimensions. / It gets such a strain to pretend that the change / Is anything but cheap. / With your infant pique and your angst pretensions / Sometimes you act like such a creep.
- 2007, Martyn Bone, Perspectives on Barry Hannah (page 3) Harry's adolescence is theatrical and gaudy, and many of its key scenes have a lurid and camp quality that is appropriate to the exaggerated mood-shifting and self-dramatizing of teen angst.
- A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
- (informal) To suffer angst; to fret.
- 2001, Joseph P Natoli, Postmodern Journeys: Film and Culture, 1996-1998 In the second scene, the camera switches to the father listening, angsting, dying inside, but saying nothing.
- 2006, Liz Ireland, Three Bedrooms in Chelsea She'd never angsted so much about her head as she had in the past twenty-four hours. Why the hell hadn't she just left it alone?