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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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He further observes that scenes of the last category, "devastating," involve characteristics that have "come to be associated with Sturm and Drang, namely, fast tempo, minor keys, disjunct motion, rapid scale passages, dissonances, chromaticism, irregular rhythms, loud dynamics, and full orchestral textures often involving brass and timpani" (p.
The Sturm and Drang literary movement is conventionally associated with the notions of freedom of expression, productive genius, and love of nature, but alongside the misadventures of the young Werther, Georg Buchner sensed the consequences of that same unstoppable Drang, portraying the irrational drives that assail human nature as schizophrenia in the case of Lenz (1839) and jealousy in the case of Woyzeck (1837).
The Aventurine Circle also makes its move, so there's lots of action and bloody battles with magicians, as well as clever repartee and the sturm and drang of the teen years.