Origin of maximalistmaximal + -ist
- Maximalist is defined as referencing an extreme opinion.
Literature promoting rigid adherence to all communist doctrines is an example of literature that would be described as maximalist.
- The definition of a maximalist is a person, especially a politician, who has strong views on an issue and is not willing to compromise.
A person who firmly believes in extreme communist views and who is unwilling to meet others in the middle is an example of a maximalist.
Origin of maximalistRussian maksimalist name applied in 1906 to an extreme splinter group of the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party ultimately from Latin maximum maximum ; see maximum .
(comparative more maximalist, superlative most maximalist)
- (art) Preferring redundancy; tending to do or provide more rather than less