Maximum and Minimal


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Maximum adjective – Of the greatest or highest degree or quantity.
Usage example: the maximum amount of time needed to complete the project

Minimal is an antonym for maximum in greatest topic.
Nearby Words: maximize, maximise, maximal, maximization, maximally
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Minimal adjective – Being the least in amount, number, or size possible.
Usage example: the beached whales were returned to the sea with only minimal loss of life

Maximum is an antonym for minimal in littlest topic.
Nearby Words: minimize, minimise, minimum, minim, minimization
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effort maximum effort minimal effort
violence maximum violence minimal violence
power maximum power minimal power
movement maximum movement minimal movement
Other nouns: amount, number, range, effect, time, level, health, difficulty, penalty, defense, ammo, points, stats, levels.
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