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"least" in British English

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leastadverb, determiner, pronoun

uk   /liːst/  us   /liːst/
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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(Definition of least from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"least" in American English

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leastadjective, adverb, pronoun

 us   /list/
less than anything or anyone else; (of) the smallest amount or number; superlative oflittle : I’m not the least bit concerned. That’s the answer I least wanted to hear. Which car costs the least?
(Definition of least from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “least”
in Korean 최소의…
in Arabic الأقَلّ…
in Malaysian paling sedikit atau kecil…
in French le moins (de/que)…
in Russian меньше всего, наименее…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最少, 最小…
in Italian il meno, meno…
in Turkish en aşağı, en az…
in Polish najmniej…
in Spanish menos, menor, lo menos…
in Vietnamese ít nhất…
in Portuguese menos…
in Thai น้อย…
in German geringst…
in Catalan menys…
in Japanese 最低で, 最も~でなく…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最少, 最小…
in Indonesian paling sedikit…
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