(informal) To suffer angst; to fret.
1.a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish.
1. an acute but nonspecific sense of anxiety or remorse
2. (in Existentialist philosophy) the dread caused by man's awareness that his future is not determined but must be freely chosen Word OriginGermanCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1944, from German Angst "neurotic fear, anxiety, guilt, remorse," from Old High German angust, from the root of anger. George Eliot used it (in German) in 1849, and it was popularized in English by translation of Freud's work, but as a foreign word until 1940s. Old English had a cognate word, angsumnes "anxiety," but it died out.
There was no sign of her inner angst in her deep brown eyes or on her beautiful features.
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