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Angst, often confused with anxiety, is a transcendent emotion in that it combines the unbearable anguish of life with the hopes of overcoming this seemingly impossible situation. Without the important element of hope, then the emotion is anxiety, not angst. Angst denotes the constant struggle one has with the burdens of life that weighs on the dispossessed and not knowing when the salvation will appear.
An airplane crashes into the side of a remote snow-covered mountain; those passengers that worry about their lives without hopes of survival only face anxiety. In contrast, those passengers who worry about their lives with hopes of survival but do not know when the rescue party will arrive face angst.

In my angst, anger, and anguish, I lived and died. – M.O.A.
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adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters. Often used to describe fan fiction.

n.: a category or group of above described literary pieces.
Despite her happy countenance, Anna tended to quietly read angst fanfics in her free time.
by Icebreed July 31, 2004
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A feeling of despair, anxiety, and depression. It is usually applied to a deep and essentially philosophical anxiety about the world in general or personal freedom.
The term "angst" is now widely used with a negative and derisive connotation that mocks the expression of a common adolescent experience of malaise; in this sense it has become one of the most debased words in the current vocabulary.
by OneBadAsp November 05, 2006
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a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish that is commonly associated with the teenage years. And angsty teenager tends to wallow in these feeling melodramatically, wanting pity from others while also simultaneously wishing to remain tragically misunderstood, much to the annoyance of his friends.
Harry was very angsty during his fifth year.
by iliketuurltes September 30, 2013
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Rage, rage, my ovaries have exploded. Rage, I like to eat babies. Rage against the machine, my mother slammed me as a baby and now I want her dead. Kitchen. Kitchen full of knives. Shall I eat them, too, or will that give me heartburn? Death. Death...death and manatees. I choose the former, for the latter are slimy to the touch. Rage against the fish, the fish, the blasted salmon that swim upstream. Why can't I do it too?!... Death. Death and monkeys...The first is as fun as a barrel of the second.
Poets have angst. Quite often too much.
by Fax Celestis October 21, 2004
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Feeling of sadness or depression, usually felt in the teen years. The whole depression thing isn't really helped by the fact that almost all rock music (the music most angsty people I know listen to,) is aout NOTHING BUT being depressed, or contemplating suicide. But a lot of angsty teens listen anyway, because they think that they can relate to super rich adult celebrities.
Music: Suffocation, no breathing, don't give a f*ck if I cut my arms bleeding...
Angsty teen: Oh Papa Roach...you know how I feel...
Papa roach: *enjoying a giant swimming pool at a resort somewhere*
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A feeling of anxiety, hopelessness and misery, especially when regarded as unwarranted and melodramatic. Usually associated with the sort of people who write lame pissed-off poetry in high-school, hence the phrase "teen angst."
He's in an angsty mood today.
by Alex December 08, 2003
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