Acmeism

noun Ac·me·ism \ ˈak-mē-ˌi-zəm \

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. KnowlesNotes and QueriesMarch 1993

Acmeist

play \ˈak-mē-ist\ adjective
    • The Acmeist movement reacted against the refined and beautiful obscurities of Symbolism …
    • —Michael CollierBaltimore Sun23 Feb. 2003

Acmeist

or less commonly acmeist noun, plural Acmeists also acmeists
    • The work of the major Acmeists began to appear in the Soviet Union only … in the 1960s …
    • —Bernice Glatzer RosenthalNietzsche and Soviet Culture1994

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Origin and Etymology of acmeism

borrowed from Russian akmeizm, from Greek akmḗacme + Russian -izm-ism


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