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bare-bones

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It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
Charles Baudelaire
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English

Adjective

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Positive
bare-bones

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  1. Minimalist; lacking that which is not essential.
    Meals on early space flights were bare-bones affairs; able to supply nutrition, but severely lacking in palatability.
  2. (computing) Describes a computer sold pre-assembled, but without certain essential components, often a processor, memory, and hard drive.
    Emil bought a bare-bones rig and a new CPU at the computer show, then popped in his old hard drive.

Synonyms

only the essentials
no-frills, skeleton

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