from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Turmoil; ferment: "A book's historical roots represent another barrier; so does the personal Sturm und Drang of the author” ( Robert Kanigel).
- n. A late-18th-century German romantic literary movement whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.
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- n. Turmoil; a period of emotional intensity and anxiety.
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- n. a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
German, storm and stress, after Sturm und Drang, a drama by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from German phrase with the same figurative meaning. (Wiktionary)