What's the difference between these two words?

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What's the difference between these two words?

Post by JamesWatson » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 am

Hi,

What's the difference between 'minimalistic' and 'minimal' ?
And the former is often treated as a misspelling word.

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Re: What's the difference between these two words?

Post by Firefox » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:06 am

minimal is an adjective expressing a minimum amount. minimum is a noun meaning the smallest amount possible.

Luckily, my car received minimal damage.
The repair cost is minimal.


minimalistic OR minimalist is an adjective relating to minimalism. minimalism is a noun meaning 1) an artistic movement that uses very simple (minimal) shapes and forms 2) the deliberate avoidance of decoration in design, clothing, rooms etc

His living room is a good example of his minimalistic tendencies.
She dresses in a minimalist way, and never applies makeup.

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Re: What's the difference between these two words?

Post by JamesWatson » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:25 am

Thanks. I see now.
But why is the word 'minimalistic' always marked with red wavy underline?
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Re: What's the difference between these two words?

Post by Joe » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:04 am

Your wordchecker is messed up?
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