adjective, a superlative of little, with less or lesser as comparative.
adverb, superlative of little, with less as comparative.
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Idioms for least
- at the lowest estimate or figure: The repairs will cost at least $100.
- at any rate; in any case: You didn't get a good grade, but at least you passed the course.
Origin of least
Words nearby least
Example sentences from the Web for least
To be fair, this is one of the least-insulting comparisons Watters could have made.
The Mosel region is arguably the most storied, least-understood wine region in the world.
He has one of the least-lined faces of anyone I have ever met.
The New York/New Jersey/Long Island metropolitan region is the fourth-least-equal U.S. metro region, according to one study.Can Bill de Blasio Fix New York’s Income Inequality?|David Freedlander|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When you're among the least-prepared students in the class, you're likely to struggle.Affirmative Action: Who Does it Help, Who Does it Hurt?|Megan McArdle|June 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I assure you I am very sorry for critics all round,they are the least-regarded and worst-rewarded of all the literary community.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
These eight little volumes will always remain Borrow's least-read books.George Borrow and His Circle|Clement King Shorter
On Alaska alone, the least-known section of the Pacific coast, there is a bibliographical list of four thousand.Vikings of the Pacific|Agnes C. Laut
So far Maui had the luck which so commonly attends the youngest and least-considered child in folklore and mythology.Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
Least-wise, he would rot in a sewer near a busy bus stop replete with all the dronings of archaic feet.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
British Dictionary definitions for least
- the least the superlative of little you have the least talent of anyone
- (as pronoun; functioning as sing)least isn't necessarily worst
- if nothing elseyou should at least try
- at the least
Word Origin for least
Idioms and Phrases with least
In addition to the idioms beginning with least
- least of all
- least resistance, line of
- at least
- in the least
- last but not least
- to say the least