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Sturm und Drang


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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


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