- 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.
Origin of minimalist
Examples from the Web for minimalist
Think delicate fan movements, fabulous outfits, and minimalist movements and sets.Bar-Hopping With the Kyoto Geisha
September 1, 2014
At which point it becomes clear that we have entered a minimalist, bloodless horror movie.Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’
April 3, 2014
Following a minimalist turn, Lady Gaga is back with a vengeance.The Return of Lady Gaga’s Outrageous Fashion
April 2, 2014
The dress is a classic, with its soft, lavender hue, chiffon fabric, and minimalist shape.Barbara Tfank: The Red Carpet Radical
March 2, 2014
Though the minimalist view has been widely portrayed as more nuanced than the expansive one, that is mistaken.Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap
January 22, 2014
- a member of the faction of the Social Revolutionaries that advocated immediate postrevolutionary democracy
- a less common name for a Menshevik
- a person advocating a minimal policy, style, technique, action, etc
- a minimal artist
- of or relating to minimal art or artists
Word Origin and History for minimalist
1907; see minimal + -ist. Originally an Englishing of Menshevik (q.v.); in sense of "practitioner of minimal art" it is first recorded 1967; the term minimal art is from 1965. As an adjective from 1917 in the Russian political sense; 1969 in reference to art. Related: Minimalistic; Minimalism.