Origin of angstGer: see anger
A person who is extremely nervous about blood tests that she has to have done is an example of someone experiencing angst.
intransitive verbangst·ed, angst·ing, angsts
Origin of angstGerman from Middle High German angest from Old High German angust ; see angh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present angsts, present participle angsting, simple past and past participle angsted)
- (informal) To suffer angst; to fret.
From the German word Angst or the Danish word angst; attested since the 19th century in English translations of the works of Freud and Søren Kierkegaard. (George Eliot used the phrase complete with definite article: "die Angst".) Initially capitalized (as in German), the term first began to be written with a lowercase "a" around 1940–44. The German and Danish terms both derive from Middle High German angest, from Old High German angust, from Proto-Germanic *angustiz; Dutch angst is cognate.
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