American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
- Borrowed from German phrase with the same figurative meaning. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“The protest voiced by Rousseau against the existing social order produced in German letters the so-called Sturm und Drang (Storm and”
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