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).]
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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]
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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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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Sturm und Drang

noun
A state of uneasiness and usually resentment brewing to an eventual explosion:
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References in classic literature ?
"Oh, this is a moment worth living through weeks of storm and stress for," Anne exclaimed, delightedly sending her far gaze across the tossing waters from the top of the cliff where she stood.
He was the first to boldly declare that adolescence is the period of storm and stress, as coined by him.
Adolescent storm and stress is manifested by a number of specific behaviors like, argumentativeness, disobedience, breaking rules and norms, impulsiveness, recklessness, involvement in different risky activities etc.
In Ethiopia, where school disciplinary measures are characterized by corporal punishment (Ayalew Shibeshi, 1996); where most adolescent live in difficult life situations to be ill tempered and offend adults; and above all, where psychological trainings on adolescent development are scant, it is reasonable to anticipate high prevalence of wrong conception about the sources of adolescent storm and stress in the society in general and among teachers in particular.
In this research, adolescent storm and stress is taken as reality, not as something baseless as claimed by some scholars like Bandura, cited in Stronks (1993).
(1999) Adolescent storm and stress, reconsidered, American Psychologist, 54, pp.