Definition of Acmeism
: a literary movement among Russian poets in the early 20th century that was characterized by a reaction against the vagueness of symbolism and by an emphasis on clarity Acmeism, Futurism, and other movements flourished and then were silenced by the Stalin era. — A. V. Knowles, Notes and Queries, March 1993
Acmeist\ˈak-mē-ist\ play adjective The Acmeist movement reacted against the refined and beautiful obscurities of Symbolism … — Michael Collier, Baltimore Sun, 23 Feb. 2003
acmeistsThe work of the major Acmeists began to appear in the Soviet Union only … in the 1960s … — Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Nietzsche and Soviet Culture, 1994
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