Maximalist definition

măksə-mə-lĭst
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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.

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One who advocates extremist views or radical action to secure a social or political goal.
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A person who favors direct or revolutionary action to achieve a goal.
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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.

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(art) Preferring redundancy; tending to do or provide more rather than less.
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A person with maximalist beliefs or tendencies; someone who prefers redundancy or excess.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maximalist
Plural:
maximalists

Origin of maximalist

  • Russian maksimalist name applied in 1906 to an extreme splinter group of the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party ultimately from Latin maximum maximum maximum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From maximal +"Ž -ist, by analogy with minimalist

    From Wiktionary