a person who favors a moderate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or who holds minimal expectations for the success of a program.
a practitioner of minimalism in music or art.
of, relating to, or characteristic of minimalism.
being or offering no more than what is required or essential: a minimalist program for tax reform.
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How to use minimalist in a sentence
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British Dictionary definitions for minimalist (1 of 2)
a person advocating a minimal policy, style, technique, action, etc
a minimal artist
of or relating to minimal art or artists
British Dictionary definitions for Minimalist (2 of 2)
a member of the faction of the Social Revolutionaries that advocated immediate postrevolutionary democracy
a less common name for a Menshevik
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