maximalism

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Etymology[edit]

maximal +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

maximalism (usually uncountable, plural maximalisms)

  1. The opposite of minimalism: a tendency toward excess
    • 2007 April 26, Eric Wilson, “If There’s a Buck in It Somewhere”, New York Times:
      “Antlers have a kind of maximalism that satisfies our urge for things to be overdesigned,” said David Wolfe, the creative director of the Doneger Group, which forecasts fashion and retail trends.

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