maximalist

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From maximal +‎ -ist, by analogy with minimalist

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maximalist ‎(comparative more maximalist, superlative most maximalist)

  1. (art) Preferring redundancy; tending to do or provide more rather than less

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maximalist ‎(plural maximalists)

  1. A person with maximalist beliefs or tendencies; someone who prefers redundancy or excess
    • 2009, January 14, “Manohla Dargis”, in Star Log: Trippy Sci-Fi Mash-Up Alert![1]:
      A maximalist, Mr. Baldwin is at once a collector and curator of 20th-century visual culture.

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