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adverb, determiner, pronoun uk   /liːst/ us  
B1 less than anything or anyone else; the smallest amount or number: This group is the least likely of the four to win. Disaster struck when we least expected it. It was the answer she least wanted to hear. I like the green one least of all. He's the relative I like (the) least. No one believed her, least of all (= especially not) the police. They refused to admit her, not least because (= there were several reasons but this was an important one) she didn't have her membership card with her.
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in Korean 최소의…
in Arabic الأقَلّ…
in French le moins (de/que)…
in Turkish en aşağı, en az…
in Italian il meno, meno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最少, 最小…
in Russian меньше всего, наименее…
in Polish najmniej…
in Spanish lo menos, lo mínimo…
in Portuguese menos…
in German geringst…
in Catalan menys…
in Japanese 最低で, 最も~でなく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最少, 最小…
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