Synonyms of minimal
minimumDictionary • effective defence with minimal expenditure
minimum • He was only five feet nine, the minimum height for a policeman.
least • If you like cheese, go for the ones with the least fat.
token • weak token gestures with no real consequences
nominal • The ferries carry bicycles for a nominal charge.
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leastYou use the least to mean a smaller amount than anyone or anything else, or the smallest amount possible.
• If you like cheese, go for the ones with the least fat.
minimumYou use minimum to describe an amount which is the smallest that is possible, allowed, or required.
• He was only five feet nine, the minimum height for a policeman.
nominalA nominal price or sum of money is very small in comparison with the real cost or value of the thing that is being bought or sold.
• The ferries carry bicycles for a nominal charge.
Thesaurus for minimal from the Collins English Thesaurus