Bare vs. Minimal

Bare vs. Minimal — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Bare and Minimal

Bareadjective

Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked

a bare arm.

Minimaladjective

Smallest in amount or degree

The job's minimal qualifications are a BS with two years' experience in the field.

Bareadjective

Exposed to view; undisguised

bare fangs.

Minimaladjective

Small in amount or degree

a drug with minimal side effects.was able to walk with minimal discomfort.

Bareadjective

Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration

bare walls.

Minimaladjective

Only barely adequate

insurance policies with minimal coverage for damage to the car.

Bareadjective

Having no addition, adornment, or qualification

the bare facts.

Minimaladjective

often Minimal Of, relating to, or being minimalism.

Bareadjective

Just sufficient; mere

the bare necessities.

Minimaladjective

The smallest possible amount, quantity, or degree.

Bareadjective

(Obsolete) Bareheaded.

Minimaladjective

(arts) characterised by the use of simple form or structures.

Bareverb

To make bare; uncover or reveal

bared their heads.baring secrets.

Minimaladjective

(music) characterised by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.

Bareverb

To expose

The dog bared its teeth.

Minimaladjective

the least possible;

needed to enforce minimal standardsher grades were minimalminimum wagea minimal charge for the service

Bareverb

A past tense of bear1.

Bareadjective

Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.

a bare majority

Bareadjective

Naked, uncovered.

I do wonder why keeping my little breasts bare can be lewd even as none tells my brother anything for being bare-chested.

Bareadjective

Having no supplies.

a room bare of furnitureThe cupboard was bare.

Bareadjective

Having no decoration.

The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?

Bareadjective

Having had what usually covers (something) removed.

The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.

Bareadjective

A lot or lots of.

It's bare money to get in the club each time, man.

Bareadjective

With head uncovered; bareheaded.

Bareadjective

Without anything to cover up or conceal one's thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.

Bareadjective

(figurative) Mere; without embellishment.

Bareadjective

Threadbare, very worn.

Bareadverb

Very; significantly.

That pissed me off bare.It's taking bare time.

Bareadverb

Barely.

Bareadverb

Without a condom.

Barenoun

(‘the bare’) The surface, the (bare) skin.

Barenoun

Surface; body; substance.

Barenoun

(architecture) That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.

Bareverb

(transitive) To uncover; to reveal.

She bared her teeth at him.

Bareverb

(obsolete) bear

Bareverb

lay bare;

bare your breastsbare your feelings

Bareverb

make public;

She aired her opinions on welfare

Bareverb

lay bare;

denude a forest

Bareadjective

denuded of leaves;

the bare branches of winter

Bareadjective

completely unclothed;

bare bodiesnaked from the waist upa nude model

Bareadjective

lacking in amplitude or quantity;

a bare livelihooda scanty harvesta spare diet

Bareadjective

without the natural or usual covering;

a bald spot on the lawnbare hills

Bareadjective

not having a protective covering;

unsheathed cablesa bare blade

Bareadjective

just barely adequate or within a lower limit;

a bare majoritya marginal victory

Bareadjective

apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;

only the bare factsshocked by the mere ideathe simple passage of time was enoughthe simple truth

Bareadjective

lacking a surface finish such as paint;

bare woodunfinished furniture

Bareadjective

providing no shelter or sustenance;

bare rocky hillsbarren landsthe bleak treeless regions of the high Andesthe desolate surface of the moona stark landscape

Bareadjective

having extraneous everything removed including contents;

the bare wallsthe cupboard was bare

Bareadjective

showing ground without the usual covering of grass;

a carefully swept bare yard around the house