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Synonyms of 'minimal'

(adjective) 
Definition
of the least possible quantity or degree
effective defence with minimal expenditure
Synonyms
minimum
The minimum we need for the business is £5000.
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smallest
,
least
If you like cheese, go for the ones with the least fat.
,
slightest
,
token
weak token gestures with no real consequences
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nominal
The ferries carry bicycles for a nominal charge.
, ,
least possible
,
littlest

Additional synonyms

in the sense of least
Definition
smallest
If you like cheese, go for the ones with the least fat.
Synonyms
smallest,
meanest,
fewest,
minutest,
lowest,
tiniest,
slightest,
in the sense of nominal
Definition
very small in comparison with real worth
The ferries carry bicycles for a nominal charge.
in the sense of token
Definition
intended to create an impression but having no real importance
weak token gestures with no real consequences

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