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What does the term "angst" mean?

I've been trying to understand the meaning of the word for the past 4 years (on and off) but failed, so what does this word mean? I don't understand it.

by Anonymousreply 404/19/2013

angst [æŋst (German) aŋst] n 1. an acute but nonspecific sense of anxiety or remorse 2. (Philosophy) (in Existentialist philosophy) the dread caused by man's awareness that his future is not determined but must be freely chosen

by Anonymousreply 104/19/2013

angst 1 (ängkst) n. A feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression.

by Anonymousreply 204/19/2013

R1, but I don't get it when it's used in context of "teenage angst".

by Anonymousreply 304/19/2013

Nount1.tangst - an acute but unspecific feeling of anxietyangst - an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

by Anonymousreply 404/19/2013
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