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Definition of the noun angst

What does angst mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • angst: angsts
  • Angst: Angsts

  1. an acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom
    • examples: He was angst-ridden. | Angst is the fear of our own incapacity for peace.
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic word: anxiety = a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

Alternative definition of the noun angst


  1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
  2. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.


Who is Angst?

Angst a.k.a. FFF is a musical artist.


  1. Angst was an American band from San Francisco, California. In mid-1978, brothers Joseph Pope and Jon E. Risk formed their first punk rock group, the Instants, in Boulder, Colorado. The band gigged in the Denver/Boulder area before moving to England in late 1979 where they lasted only a few months. In 1980 Joseph and Jon then settled in San Francisco and formed Angst along with drummer Michael Hursey.
    • genre: Punk rock
    • albums: "Angst", "Cry for Happy", "Lite Life", "Mending Wall"
  2. Angst is a musical group.
    • albums: "In Hoc Signo Vinces", "Hail Terror"

There are other groups with in their name, like Lola Angst, Angst Skvadron, Mute Angst Envy, Tree Fort Angst and Angst Vor Clowns.


Angst is a supermarket chain of 19 stores in Romania. It has a range of 1,000 products, mainly foodstuffs. Angst is owned by a Swiss-Romanian joint venture. Angst operates mainly in Bucharest but is based in the town of Buftea, near the capital. It employs 670 people. The motto of Angst is Excelenţa face diferenţa.


  1. "Angst" a.k.a. "Fear": Angst is a 1983 Austrian film. Written and directed by Gerald Kargl with cinematography by Academy Award winner Zbigniew Rybczyński, it tells the story of a psychopath recently released from prison and is loosely based on the mass murderer Werner Kniesek. Though little known, the film has received praise for its unconventional camera work and intense acting performances, particularly from actor Erwin Leder.
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  2. "Angst" a.k.a. "Fear" is a 1954 drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring his wife Ingrid Bergman. It has also been released as Angst in the English-speaking world. It is loosely based on the Stefan Zweig novel Fear. It was filmed in Munich and was shot simultaneously in German and English. Rossellini created it because he wanted to explore the reconstruction of Germany from both a material and moral standpoint ten years after making his previous German film Germany Year Zero. The film is noirish with aspects reminiscent of Hitchcock and German Expressionism.
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  3. "Angst" is a 2000 black comedy written by Anthony O'Connor, directed by Daniel Nettheim and starring Sam Lewis, Jessica Napier, Justin Smith and Abi Tucker. It was shot in and around Sydney, Australia. The film was released in Australian theatres on 31 August 2000.
  4. "Angst" a.k.a. "Penetration Angst" is a 2003 UK horror film, written, produced and directed by Wolfgang Büld and starring Fiona Horsey. The film was later released in the United States, on DVD, as Angst.
  5. "Angst" is a 2002 film directed by Oskar Roehler.
    • also known as Der Alte Affe Angst
    • country: Germany
    • genres: Romance Film, Drama
    • released in (13 years ago)
  6. "Angst" is a 1928 German-British silent drama film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Gustav Fröhlich, Henry Edwards and Elga Brink. It is based on the 1925 novella Fear by Stefan Zweig. The film was a co-production between Germany and Britain, with the British star Edwards included to give the work greater commercial appeal in the British Isles. Inge Duhan, a wealthy wife, begins conducting an affair only to find herself blackmailed by another woman.
  7. "Angst" is a 1976 Norwegian thriller film directed by Oddvar Bull Tuhus, starring Svein Scharffenberg and Eva Sevaldson. Tove is babysitting when she receives a threatening phone call.
  8. "Angst" is a 2011 short drama film directed by León Rechy.


  1. "Angst" is the seventh album by industrial metal band KMFDM. It was released on October 13, 1993, on TVT/Wax Trax! Records in the United States. The UK release on Roadrunner Records also included five remixes of "Light" from the "Light" single. It was recorded in Chicago, Illinois.
  2. "Angst" (German for Fear) is the debut album by German Dark Wave duo Lacrimosa. It was released in 1991.
    • genre: Dark wave
    • released in (24 years ago)
  3. "Angst" is the seventeenth album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1984, and in 2005 was the fourteenth Schulze album reissued by Revisited Records. It is the soundtrack for the 1983 Austrian film of the same name. "Freeze" featured in the 1986 film Manhunter.
  4. "Angst" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Angst" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Angst" is a musical album of The Toxic Avenger.
    • released on
  7. "Angst" is a musical EP of Lost in the Fog.
    • released in
  8. "Angst" is a composition.
  9. "Angst" is a musical album of Neurotic Arseholes.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  10. "Angst" is a musical EP of Valentin Stip.
    • released on
  11. "Angst" is a musical album of Todtgelichter.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  12. "Angst" is a musical album of Chrome Molly.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  13. "Angst" is a musical album of The House of Usher.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  14. "Angst" is a musical EP of Ra-X.
    • released on (7 years ago)

Phrases with Angst

  1. Angst Bunny
  2. Angst-Ridden

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Angst

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Google previewWednesday's Child (2011)

From Heidegger to Affective Neuroscience, a Field Theory of Angst by Gregory P. Schulz

the same reason, Angst is an a priori or primordial phenomenon of being human beings that simultaneously precedes...

Google previewSociology, Work and Industry (2003)

by Tony J. Watson

Angst is an ever-present condition which we, each and every one, have to handle .

Google previewThe Call to Radical Theology (2013)

by Thomas J. J. Altizer, Lissa McCullough, David E. Klemm

hile Angst is a distinctively if not uniquely modern category, and most so insofar as it is known as a consequence of an encounter with the Nothing, it nonetheless purports to call forth a universal human condition, even if one only possible by ...

Google previewNarrative Strategies in Science Fiction and Other Essays on Imaginative Fiction (2009)

by Brian Stableford

Introduction Awareness of inevitable death is one of the most awkward aspects of human self-consciousness; the consequent angst is the fundamental condition of human existence, in the reckoning of existentialist philosophy. The prospect of ...

Google previewThe Fourth Science Fiction MEGAPACK ® (2012)

by Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Mary A. Turzillo, E.C. Tubb, Murray Leinster, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Cynthia Ward, George H. Scithers, John Russell Fearn, Harry Harrison, Milton Lesser, Ayn Rand, Jason Andrew, Larry Hodges, Carmelo Rafala, Ray Cluley, John Gregory Betancourt, James C. Stewart, James K. Moran

Angst is an inescapable part of empathy. It is a part ofthe whole unknown fieldofpsi phenomena that seems to be independent of time. Deathissotraumatic and finalthat it reverberates back along the time line.Thecloser Iget, the more aware of it ...

Google previewGood Government? Good Citizens? (2007)

Courts, Politics, and Markets in a Changing Canada by University Professor and Professor of Law W a Bogart, W. A. Bogart

The angst is that judicial activism and extravagant rights claiming in the courts, legislatures, media, and streets have rightly helped to banish the former world view even as they have enervated the latter one. The other point of departure for ...

Google previewSomething Wiki (2015)

by Suzanne Sutherland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Angst means fear or anxiety. The word angst was introduced into English from Danish via existentialist Søren Kierkegaard — thanks, Kierky. It is used in English to describe an intense feeling of ...

Google previewPoems from Palliative & Chronic Care (2014)

by Roberta Shreeve

Poetry Stuff Angst Angst is a knife slicing through the consciousness morose. 75 Poetry Stuff.

Google previewOut-of-the-Box Leadership (2007)

by Paul D. Houston, Alan M. Blankstein, Robert W. Cole

The question is whether an educational model that focuses on outcomes and deficits will close When it comes to poor and minority children, the irony of our current educational angst is that many of the same children who cannot read well can ...

Google previewThe Heidegger Dictionary (2013)

by Daniel O. Dahlstrom

(Angst). In everyday life we are immersed in things handy and relevant to one another in a system of relevance (meaningfulness) that is ultimately in place for our sake. As we move from project to project, we find nothing that is not part of some ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Emotion (2010)

by Gretchen M. Reevy

Angst is much closer in meaning to anxiety than to fear. Existential philosophers discussed angst, creating unique descriptions and speculations about its origins. The 19th-century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, in The Origins of ...

Google previewDictionary of Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (2005)

by Emmy van Deurzen, Raymond Kenward

anxiety When existentialists discuss anxiety, they do not, with one exception, mean worry, they mean angst, or existential anxiety. It is not the fretful state of mind that the English word anxiety usually refers to, but rather an apprehension of ...

Google previewLexicon Development for Speech and Language Processing (2014)

by Frank Van Eynde

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Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Medallists: E-H (1904)

by Leonard Forrer

Angst, Director of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

angst A feeling of anxiety or apprehension, often without a specific or identifiable cause. anomie A feeling of anxiety, hopelessness, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy (2014)

by D. C. Phillips

Death makes us anxious, and anxiety (Angst) is ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

Sometimes this'Nothing', and sometimes the contingency ofthings ingeneral, provokesan emotion or conditionof dread (despair, anguish, Angst, angoisse). In elaborating what beingisforhumans, and how they arerelated to the world, recent ...

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls You might get an answer you don't especially like. (Earnst Angst)
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Scrabble value of A1N1G2S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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