Definitions

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  • noun The opposite of minimalism: a tendency toward excess

Etymologies

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maximal +‎ -ism

Examples

  • The crazy thing about the push toward global harmonization and IP maximalism is that it doesn't make economic sense.

    Balkinization

  • Charles Wuorinen is directing the festival, and listeners who are stuck in the musical politics of the relatively recent past or who think that Mr. Wuorinen's music lies on the severe, atonal side, might assume that this year's festival would tilt toward what Milton Babbitt semijokingly called maximalism.

    NYT > Home Page

  • My movement is called "maximalism," and it is a leaderless army of the millions of people who work for somebody else.

    The Secret to Success: Crawling Before You Can Walk

  • This founding program was based on the need to avoid the minimalism of the Social Democracy and the kind of maximalism that the CP during its "third period" adhered to.

    Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

  • This founding program was based on the need to avoid the minimalism of the Social Democracy and the kind of maximalism that the CP during its "third period" adhered to.

    Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

  • The terms "maximalism" and "minimalism" are used with great regularity in biblical studies

    Stop The ACLU

  • The terms "maximalism" and "minimalism" are used with great regularity in biblical studies

    Stop The ACLU

  • "maximalism," pulling out all the stops on his aesthetic, going for garish excess over tasteful omission.

    News-Letter

  • The key issue of this week's Paris shows is simple: will Paris, having fastened its grey, navy and camel colours to the mast of minimalism six months ago, stand its ground in the wake of the onslaught of exuberant 70s maximalism and technicolour seen so far in NY, London and Milan?

    Fashion week live blog

  • Journalist Powers bemoans the reigning dogma of digital maximalism that requires us to divide our attention between ever more e-mails, text messages, cellphone calls, video streams, and blinking banners, resulting, he argues, in lowered productivity and a distracted life devoid of meaning and depth.

    August « 2010 « An A-Z of ELT

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