doodsangst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dood 'death' + genitive ending -s + angst 'fear, anguish'

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

doodsangst f (plural doodsangsten, diminutive doodsangstje n)

  1. (literally) A fear of death
  2. (by extension) A mortal fear, extreme anguish
    Ik sta doodsangsten uit bij de gedachte.
    I fear the worst when thinking of it.


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