- a person who favors a radical and immediate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or the completion of a program.
Origin of maximalist
Examples from the Web for maximalist
Contemporary Examples of maximalist
First, he argued that they could ban anyone who doesn't agree with a maximalist notion of secure borders.'Is It Good For The Jews?' Is Not The Question
December 9, 2013
Norman was the very antithesis of minimalism—he was a maximalist.Joyce Carol Oates Salutes Norman Mailer
Joyce Carol Oates
October 24, 2012
The maximalist goal is to apply enough economic pressure to incite domestic revolution and the fall of the regime.
The maximalist goal should strongly appeal to those who'd like to see a better and more just world.
The U.S. has three goals vis-a-vis Iran: minimalist, maximalist and in-between.
Historical Examples of maximalist
On July 18, 1917, there was a sudden outburst of Maximalist activity, the most violent which had yet occurred.
- a person who favours direct action to achieve all his goals and rejects compromise
- a member of the radical faction of Social Revolutionaries that supported terrorism against the tsarist regime and advocated a short period of postrevolutionary working-class dictatorship
- a less common name for a Bolshevik