Etymology: Introduced from Danish angst via w:Síren Kierkegaard, Síren Kierkegaard, from Middle High German angest, from Old High German angust. See (pie, angh-).
- A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophy, philosophical anxiety.
- More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.
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