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Sturm und Drang

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noun \ˌshtu̇rm-u̇nt-ˈdräŋ, ˌstu̇rm-, -ənt-\

Definition of Sturm und Drang

  1. 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. 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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