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Definition of "minimalist" []

  • One who advocates a moderate or conservative approach, action, or policy, as in a political or governmental organization. (noun)
  • A practitioner of minimalism. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, characteristic of, or in the style of minimalism. (adjective)
  • Being or providing a bare minimum of what is necessary. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "minimalist" in a sentence
  • "Outsiders often ascribe the word minimalist to the whole of 20th-century Danish design, but this one-of-a-kind piece is a full-blown fantasy rendered in wood."
  • "The most intriguing idea suggested by Jo Murphy is what she calls the minimalist approach of just letting your lawn go wild because it "requires no work, and the average lawn owner acknowledges lack of control over nature and gives their time and energy to something else.""
  • "In a statement, the AFC said it recognises the crucial role the National Assembly has to perform in developing the country's fledgling democracy and that it takes very seriously what it called the minimalist efforts being made by the PPPC government to undermine the role of the parliamentary opposition."