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[mak-suh-muh-list] /ˈmæk sə mə lɪst/

a person who favors a radical and immediate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or the completion of a program.
a person who favours direct action to achieve all his goals and rejects compromise
noun (in early 20th-century Russia)
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

“extreme radical in the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party,” early 20c., from maximal + -ist; denoting “one who insists on all his demands.” Related: Maximalism.


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