Synonyms for Minimum:


few (adjective)
little, minimal, niggardly, sparse, spotty, scanty, scarce, insufficient, few, negligible, miserly.
least, lowest (adjective)
littlest, minimal, merest, smallest, tiniest.
shortest (adjective)


barely, mere, scant, only, slight. group, littlest, hairsbreadth, scattering, one or two, big, minority. fewness (noun)
handful, sprinkling, fewness, insufficiency, smattering, scarcity, dearth, paucity.
lowest amount (noun)
lowest, bottom, least.
minimum (noun)
tokenish, borderline, bottom, smallest, minimal, lowest, lower limit, token, stripped, stripped-down, negligible, nominal, marginal, least.
smallest (noun)
merest, tiniest.

Other synonyms:

mere, scant, scattering, littlest. barely, least. only. minority. group. Other relevant words:
least, lower limit, borderline, stripped, marginal, group, nominal, mere, tokenish, bottom, merest, smallest, token, stripped-down, tiniest, minority, littlest, lowest, scant.

Usage examples for minimum

  1. This headland terminated in a small, rock- rimmed plateau, perhaps three acres in extent, and was so situated as to be practically impregnable against the attack of an ordinary force; the rim- rocks forming a natural barricade which reduced the necessity for artificial fortification to a minimum – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  2. " You will say, we haven't even as much as this," she wrote, after she had stated what seemed to be the minimum income; then, triumphantly: " we have! – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. 8. The corn- tax is to be regularly collected, so that three months' supply shall be the minimum in the camp granaries. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker