A deep, obsessive concern with unanswered questions about the meaning of life and existence, resulting in the disruption of one's daily life and characterized by long or short-lasting bouts of apathy and depression.
"Dude, what's up with Steve?"
"He's been reading a lot of Nietzsche and watching How the Universe Works on the Discovery Channel, now he's having an existential crisis."
by Jimmy Banks November 25, 2012
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Danisnotonfire
Existential crisis in the works:
Dan: Making some cereal......why do I exist? Life is pointless....
Dan: Time to make a video! So fun! .....One day I and everyone I love will be dead. We're so alone in the universe
by dungman October 14, 2013
It's when you begin to question meaning of life; meaning of your existence
I'm having an existential crisis; Everyone I know is going to die....I'm so alone in the world.
by Amy Blaze February 14, 2015
Realizing that life is meaningless, worthless, or at best, a shit sandwich.
With the Grexit looming Christine is having an existential crisis. Being a disingenuous creep, and not wanting to face the possibility that she is simply just a highly paid shit supplier to the world shit sandwich market, Christine does not opt to reform the accumulated rot of the IMF but opts instead to blame Greece.
by WeDontCall911 June 29, 2015

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