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Sturm und Drang

Sturm und Drang

noun \ˌshtrm-nt-ˈdräŋ, ˌstrm-, -ənt-\

Definition of STURM UND DRANG

1
:  a late 18th century German literary movement characterized by works containing rousing action and high emotionalism that often deal with the individual's revolt against society
2
:  turmoil

Examples of STURM UND DRANG

  1. <in a year filled with corporate Sturm und Drang, the company was headed by no fewer than three different CEOs>

Origin of STURM UND DRANG

German, literally, storm and stress, from Sturm und Drang (1776), drama by Friedrich von Klinger †1831 German novelist and dramatist
First Known Use: 1845

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