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)
The protest voiced by Rousseau against the existing social order produced in German letters the so-called Sturm und Drang (Storm and