1. A sense of apprehension associated with the feeling that life is meaningless and futile. 2. Feeling of fear and dread with the choice of unknowns. Also called existential anguish.

EX: "In existential psychoanalysis and existential anxiety we fear associated with choice accompanying something unknown."
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