Sturm und Drang


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Sturm und Drang

 (shto͝orm′ o͝ont dräng′)
n.
1. Turmoil; ferment: "A book's historical roots represent another barrier; so does the personal Sturm und Drang of the author" (Robert Kanigel).
2. A German romantic literary movement of the late 1700s whose works typically depicted the struggles of a highly emotional individual against conventional society.

[German, storm and stress, after Sturm und Drang, , a drama by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger (1752-1831).]

Sturm und Drang

(ˈʃtʊrm ʊnt ˈdraŋ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) a German literary movement of the latter half of the 18th century, characterized by a reaction against rationalism
[literally: storm and stress, from the title of a play by F. M. von Klinger (1752–1831), German dramatist]

Sturm und Drang

(ˈʃtʊrm ʊnt ˈdrɑŋ)
n.
1. a romantic movement in German literature of the late 18th century, characterized chiefly by exaltation of the individual, rejection of established forms, and nationalism.
2. turmoil; upheaval.
[< German: literally, storm and stress]

Sturm und Drang

A German phrase meaning storm and stress, used as the name of a German literary movement of the 18th century.
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Noun1.Sturm und Drang - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)Sturm und Drang - a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
ferment, fermentation, unrest, agitation, tempestuousness - a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced new leadership"; "social unrest"
roller coaster - anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes (especially up and down); "the economy has been on a roller coaster all year"
violence - a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.

Sturm und Drang

noun
A state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion:
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LAMB OF GOD: VII: STURM UND DRANG ONE of America's greatest gifts to contemporary metal, the lads return in suitably brutal fashion.
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