acmeism

[ ak-mee-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈæk miˌɪz əm /

noun

a school of early 20th-century Russian poetry whose practitioners were strongly opposed to the vagueness of symbolism and strove for absolute clarity of expression through precise, concrete imagery.

Nearby words

  1. aclu,
  2. acm,
  3. acmatic,
  4. acme,
  5. acme screw thread,
  6. acmesthesia,
  7. acmite,
  8. acne,
  9. acne conglobata,
  10. acne cosmetica

Origin of acmeism

< Russian akmeízm, equivalent to Greek akmḗ acme + Russian -izm -ism

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