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The synonyms of “Minimal” are: minimum, very little, the smallest amount of
Minimal as an Adjective
Definitions of "Minimal" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “minimal” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Characterized by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.
- (of a pair of forms) distinguished by only one feature.
- Characterized by simplicity and lack of adornment or decoration.
- Characterized by the use of simple forms or structures, especially geometric or massive ones.
- Of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree; negligible.
- The least possible.
Synonyms of "Minimal" as an adjective (3 Words)
|minimum||Smallest or lowest.|
This can be done with the minimum amount of effort.
|the smallest amount of||Faint.|
|very little||Being the exact same one; not any other.|
Usage Examples of "Minimal" as an adjective
- The aircraft suffered minimal damage.
- Her grades were minimal.
- Minimal, simple evening dresses in luxurious fabrics.
- A minimal charge for the service.
- ‘p’ and ‘b’ are a minimal pair, distinguished by the feature of voicing.
- Production costs are minimal.
- Needed to enforce minimal standards.
Associations of "Minimal" (30 Words)
|about||In or to a reversed position or direction.|
The job is just about done.
|almost||Not quite; very nearly.|
The baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded.
|few||The RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain.|
It was designed for the discriminating few.
|handful||The quantity that can be held in the hand.|
Only a handful of people were in the pub.
|insignificant||Of little importance or influence or power; of minor status.|
|iota||The 9th letter of the Greek alphabet.|
Nothing she said seemed to make an iota of difference.
|least||Used in names of very small animals and plants e g least shrew.|
My best routine was the one I had practised the least.
That this is a positive stereotype makes it no less a stereotype.
|little||Informal small and of little importance.|
A little hope remained.
|marginal||Of questionable or minimal quality.|
A marginal victory.
|mere||Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications.|
The city is a mere 20 minutes from some stunning countryside.
|mini||Denoting a miniature version of something.|
|miniature||Being on a very small scale.|
She saw her own reflection miniatured.
|minimum||Smallest or lowest.|
They checked visas with the minimum of fuss.
|minor||Of a key or mode based on a minor scale and tending to produce a sad or pensive effect.|
|negligible||So small or unimportant as to be not worth considering; insignificant.|
He said that the risks were negligible.
|peccadillo||A petty misdeed.|
The sexual peccadilloes of celebrities aren t necessarily news.
|pettiness||Lack of generosity in trifling matters.|
The sheer pettiness of the officials was quite startling.
|several||Applied or regarded separately.|
Several people were injured in the accident.
|slight||An insult caused by a failure to show someone proper respect or attention.|
There s slight chance that it will work.
|slightly||In a slim or slender manner.|
The children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other.
|small||Into small pieces.|
A small car.
|smattering||A small number or amount.|
A smattering of snow.
|soupcon||A slight but appreciable amount.|
A tiny hummingbird.
|trifle||Consider not very seriously.|
The thousand yen he d paid seemed the merest trifle.
|trifling||Not worth considering.|
A trifling sum.
|trivial||Concerned with trivialities.|
A trivial mind.
|undersized||Smaller than normal for its kind.|
The undersized cubs may not survive the winter.
Bide a wee.