Meaning of angst-ridden in English:



  • Filled with deep anxiety, especially about oneself or about the nature of existence.

    ‘frustrated, angst-ridden teenagers’
    • ‘Unlike their angst-ridden counterparts, they just don't seem to take themselves seriously.’
    • ‘Stef Salmon gives a well modulated performance as the angst-ridden main character.’
    • ‘It was his music that voiced a generation of angst-ridden kids.’
    • ‘In practice they were not a cohesive group, and their art became an angst-ridden type of Expressionism.’
    • ‘He is just as angst-ridden and distraught as he was when he first amazed the world.’
    • ‘Popular and prize-winning, these angst-ridden accounts of the aspiring outsider seem to sweep the bestseller stakes.’
    • ‘Cusack is playing a character we've all come to know and love, an angst-ridden guy who can't seem to figure out his life.’
    • ‘There are a lot of loud guitars, screaming vocals and angst-ridden lyrics, but it all sounds very freeze-dried and lacking in genuine emotional involvement.’
    • ‘The good news is that fans of angst-ridden, dumb teenage rock will find plenty to jump about to; the bad news is, very few other listeners will.’
    • ‘From confused childhood and angst-ridden teen years to life in repressed rural Ireland during the 1970s, Joseph ploughs on, always looking in from the outside.’
    • ‘Blogs were once the domain of angst-ridden teens and doomed presidential candidates.’
    • ‘The quartet sit at the table with its half drunk bottle of red wine and wander around the stage emoting theatrically as if they were at some particularly angst-ridden North London dinner party to which you wouldn't want an invitation.’
    • ‘The kids shout out the surly, angst-ridden lyrics.’
    • ‘Aren't we all tired of images of angst-ridden, violent, attention-hungry teenagers?’
    • ‘Like an angst-ridden college kid on a first date, they often try a bit too hard to please and have limited funds with which to impress.’
    • ‘Why did she feel the need to make yet another angst-ridden teen movie?’
    • ‘Maybe blogs could have saved him, like they've saved so many other angst-ridden people in their 20s and 30s.’
    • ‘The image of the poor, angst-ridden artist suffering to write dark and depressing songs is all too common on the musical landscape.’
    • ‘In 1979, I was a particularly angst-ridden teen.’
    • ‘He can't be bothered with angst-ridden coming-of-age tales.’
    tormented, troubled, anguished, agonized, distressed, tortured, harrowed, racked with suffering, angst-ridden, ground down, worn out, despairing