- The definition of angst is a feeling of anxiety or dread.
A person who is extremely nervous about blood tests that she has to have done is an example of someone experiencing angst.
angst definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Ger: see anger
angst definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German, from Middle High German angest, from Old High German angust; see angh- in Indo-European roots.
angst - Cultural Definition
A kind of fear or anxiety; Angst is German for “fear.” It is usually applied to a deep and essentially philosophical anxiety about the world in general or personal freedom. (See existentialism.)