merest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   /ˈmɪə.rɪst/  us   /ˈmɪr.ɪst/
the merest C2 used to ​emphasize the ​surprising or ​strongeffect of a very ​smallaction or ​event: The merest mention of ​seafood makes her ​feelsick. The merest hint of ​criticism makes him ​defensive.
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