Antonyms of noun maximum

2 of 3 senses of maximum

Sense 1

maximum, upper limit -- (the largest possible quantity)

Antonym of minimum (Sense 1)

=> minimum, lower limit -- (the smallest possible quantity)

Sense 3

maximum -- (the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right)

Antonym of minimum (Sense 2)

=> minimum -- (the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun maximum

3 senses of maximum

Sense 1

maximum, upper limit -- (the largest possible quantity)

=> extremum, peak -- (the most extreme possible amount or value; "voltage peak")

=> large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Sense 2

utmost, uttermost, maximum, level best -- (the greatest possible degree; "he tried his utmost")

=> limit, bound, boundary -- (the greatest possible degree of something; "what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior"; "to the limit of his ability")

Sense 3

maximum -- (the point on a curve where the tangent changes from positive on the left to negative on the right)

=> limit -- (as far as something can go)

Antonyms of adj maximum

1 sense of maximum

Sense 1

maximal (vs. minimal), maximum (vs. minimum) -- (the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure")

minimal (vs. maximal), minimum (vs. maximum) -- (the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service")

=> borderline, marginal -- (of questionable or minimal quality; "borderline grades"; "marginal writing ability")

=> negligible -- (so small as to be meaningless; insignificant; "the effect was negligible")

=> nominal, token (prenominal), tokenish -- (insignificantly small; a matter of form only (`tokenish' is informal); "the fee was nominal"; "a token gesture of resistance"; "a toknenish gesture")

=> stripped, stripped-down -- (having only essential or minimal features; "a stripped new car"; "a stripped-down budget")

Similarity of adj maximum

1 sense of maximum

Sense 1

maximal (vs. minimal), maximum (vs. minimum) -- (the greatest or most complete or best possible; "maximal expansion"; "maximum pressure")

=> supreme -- (greatest or maximal in degree; extreme; "supreme folly")