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    Positive annotation for minimal and minimalistic

    Hi

    I am trying to create a sentence where i am comparing two pieces of essays

    I want to say that one of the essay is very detailed whereas the other one only provides less information(but efficiently)

    Can i say "essay XYZ's minimalistic structure is easy to understand"

    As far as i can understand minimal is a negative annotation and means inefficient, but i wanna say essay XYZ is efficient

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    Re: Positive annotation for minimal and minimalistic

    Minimalism doesn't really have a negative connotation, but in terms of information or language it is not the suitable adjective. It applies to visual aesthetics.

    You mean concise. Economy is also a relevant concept.

    Essay XYZ's concision makes its meaning readily accessible.
    Essay XYZ's economy and understatement belie its powerful message.
    Or some such thing.

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    Re: Positive annotation for minimal and minimalistic

    Quote Originally Posted by priyam_maheshwari View Post
    Hi

    I am trying to create a sentence where i am comparing two pieces of essays

    I want to say that one of the essay is very detailed whereas the other one only provides less information(but efficiently)

    Can i say "essay XYZ's minimalistic structure is easy to understand"

    As far as i can understand minimal is a negative annotation and means inefficient, but i wanna say essay XYZ is efficient
    'Minimal' does not necessarily have a negative connotation. E.g. ' employers like to employ staff who are able to work with minimal supervision.'

    'Minimalistic' is used when we talk about styles. E.g. ' The interior design of houses nowadays is simple, modern and minimalistic, rather than using elaborate decorations.'
    Thus, your comment on the style of the essay is appropriate.

    not a teacher

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