Having only essential or minimal features; lacking anything extra: a stripped-down stage setting; a stripped-down budget. (adjective)
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Use "stripped-down" in a sentence
"This is not, in other words, a stripped-down Broadway-style "Porgy" but a genre-transcending theatrical experience staged in such a way as to shift the emphasis from Gershwin's score to DuBose Heyward's often-underrated libretto."
"Witt's homes are built to fit it into the neighborhood with a design and scale he calls "stripped-down modern.""
"If previous decades - the Roaring Twenties and the big-spending Noughties - allowed themselves to play with the idea of stripped-down fashion the Little Black Dress; luxe minimalism, then the aesthetic of 2012 has some parallels with that of 1932."