maximalist

noun
max·​i·​mal·​ist | \ ˈmak-s(ə-)mə-list How to pronounce maximalist (audio) \

Definition of maximalist

: one who advocates immediate and direct action to secure the whole of a program or set of goals

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maximalist adjective

Examples of maximalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cruella was portrayed as a maximalist who has a bridal-style train on her dressing gown for fun. Jeanna Kadlec, Glamour, 25 May 2021 Ritchie is a maximalist by nature, and a part two in a franchise always tries to top the original. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 11 May 2021 As the negotiations continue, Iranian diplomats there have offered encouraging comments, while state TV quoted anonymous sources striking maximalist positions contradicting them. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 2 May 2021 As the negotiations continue, Iranian diplomats there have offered encouraging comments, while state TV quoted anonymous sources striking maximalist positions contradicting them. Author: Jon Gambrell, Isabel Debre And Matthew Lee, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2021 Ellen, a maximalist who appreciates pizzazz, takes credit for the exuberant use of color—coral, Kelly green, sky blue. Christine Lennon, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021 Trick by trick and hand after hand, Diofebi proves a gifted young maximalist. John Domini, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 The opening—and title—track, introduced in 1959 by Dinah Washington, perfectly encapsulates the current pandemic moment, especially as begun by an intriguingly spare piano part from the brilliant Emmet Cohen, who’s usually more of a maximalist. Will Friedwald, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2021 Then, there are the maximalist takes, stuffed to their fudgy edges with all manner of sugary excess. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of maximalist

1907, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Maximalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maximalist. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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