What is another word for least?

Pronunciation: [lˈiːst] (IPA)

The word "least" is often used to indicate the smallest degree or amount of something. However, there are several other synonyms for this word, each with its own unique connotation. Some of these synonyms include "minimal," "smallest," "slightest," "barely," and "scant." "Minimal" suggests that something is just barely enough or adequate, while "smallest" implies the lowest possible amount or degree. "Slightest" indicates a very small or minor degree, while "barely" suggests that something is just barely noticeable or significant. Finally, "scant" implies a very limited or inadequate amount of something. By using these synonyms, writers and speakers can add variety and nuance to their language.

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What are the opposite words for least?

The word "least" refers to the smallest or the lowest in degree, extent or amount. Opposite or antonyms for this word include phrases like "greatest," which refers to the highest in degree or the most significant. "Best," which means the highest quality, can also be an antonym for "least." Additionally, "maximum" means the highest possible amount, which is the opposite of the lowest amount that "least" refers to. In contrast to "least," "largest" means the biggest or most extensive. "Most" is also a term used to describe the amount or the extent that is larger than any other.

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Usage examples for Least

least of all would I covet to be called the Christ.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
At least I felt sure of it.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
I knew that too-at least I felt sure of it.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes

Famous quotes with Least

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  • I always wondered what hearing one's own obituary might sound like, and I sort of feel like I may have just heard part of it at least.
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  • I just had the sense that at least the books that I had read about law just didn't really have enough of that.
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