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minimalist

adjective uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.mə.lɪst/

minimalist adjective (SIMPLE)

art, architecture, theatre & film belonging or relating to a style in art, design, and theatre that uses the smallest range of materials and colours possible, and only very simple shapes or forms: minimalist painting The set for the ballet is minimalist - white walls and a chair.

minimalist adjective (NOT DOING MUCH)

taking or showing as little action and involvement in a situation as possible: the party's minimalist approach to economic policy
minimalism
noun [U] uk   us   /-lɪ.zəm/

minimalist

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.mə.lɪst/
an artist or designer who uses a minimalist style
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