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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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
An "Existential Crisis" is when and individual person starts to question their entire existence and questioning if being alive even has a point or if it's all pointless. It also is hard to get out of because when you are debating if reality has a purpose it gets in the way of everyday things, like Making Cereal or Recording Videos or any sort of activity.
Existential Crisis's include the EXITING topics of...:
-The inevitability of death
-The crushing loneliness of realizing all humans inherently are and will die alone
-The absurd meaninglessness of the universe and as far as we know there is no reason or purpose for human existence
by X_Random_X October 25, 2015

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