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min·i·mal·ist

 (mĭn′ə-mə-lĭst)
n.
1. One who advocates a moderate or conservative approach, action, or policy, as in a political or governmental organization.
2. A practitioner of minimalism.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or in the style of minimalism.
2. Being or providing a bare minimum of what is necessary.

minimalist

(ˈmɪnɪməlɪst)
n
1. a person advocating a minimal policy, style, technique, action, etc
2. (Art Terms) a minimal artist
adj
(Art Terms) of or relating to minimal art or artists

Minimalist

(ˈmɪnɪməlɪst)
(in early 20th-century Russia) n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of the faction of the Social Revolutionaries that advocated immediate postrevolutionary democracy
2. (Historical Terms) a less common name for a Menshevik

min•i•mal•ist

(ˈmɪn ə mə lɪst)

n.
1. a person who favors a moderate approach to, or who holds minimal expectations for, the achievement of specific goals or programs.
2. a practitioner of minimalism.
adj.
3. of or characteristic of minimalism.
4. being or offering only what is required or essential: a minimalist program for tax reform.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minimalist - a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
2.minimalist - a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
Adj.1.minimalist - of or relating to artistic minimalismminimalist - of or relating to artistic minimalism
2.minimalist - advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
moderate - being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme; "moderate prices"; "a moderate income"; "a moderate fine"; "moderate demands"; "a moderate estimate"; "a moderate eater"; "moderate success"; "a kitchen of moderate size"; "the X-ray showed moderate enlargement of the heart"

minimalist

adjective sparse, simple, basic, plain, bare, discreet, spartan, unadorned, unfussy The designers settled on a minimalist approach.
Translations
minimalistisch

minimalist

[ˈmɪnɪməlɪst] ADJ & Nminimalista mf

minimalist

[ˈmɪnɪməlɪst]
adjminimaliste
nminimaliste m/f

minimalist

minimalist

[ˈmɪnɪməlɪst] adj & nminimalista (m/f)
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3) In the Rehnquist Court, Sunstein argues, the conflict of minimalists against maximalists became "the most striking feature of American law in the 1990s.
Minimalists, Sunstein says, "want to proceed one step at a time.
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Minimalists also try to cabin the role of the courts in constitutional matters, but they do so differently--by emphasizing the importance of following precedent and of reaching narrow, fact-specific rulings that give future courts room to reach their own conclusions based on changing circumstances.
The last generation has seen great turbulence in the discussion of the history of ancient Israel, with the breakdown of the Albright-Bright consensus and the rise of a group of Old Testament specialists, sometimes called minimalists, who have challenged not only the historicity of the patriarchs, Exodus and conquest, but of the United Monarchy and much of the history of Judah as well.
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Classic designers are looking for greater simplicity and the minimalists are looking for a softer edge.
The main scope of the conference and the collection of essays was the so-called "Copenhagen School of Old Testament Studies" and the minimalist-maximalist controversy that has for more than ten years been a battleground among Old Testament scholars interested in the history of ancient Israel, the minimalists on one side claiming that the Old Testament is primarily a book of stories, the maximalists that it is a book of history.
On the other, we have the arriviste minimalists with their white walls, light wooden floors and black and chrome furniture.