Least

Definition of Least

Pronunciation: lēst
a.1.Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
I am the least of the apostles.
- 1 Cor. xv. 9.
At least
at the least estimate, consideration, chance, etc.; being no less than; hence, at any rate; at all events; even. See However.
He who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses
The tempted with dishonor.
- Milton.
Upon the mast they saw a young man, at least if he were a man, who sat as on horseback.
- Sir P. Sidney.
adv.1.In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
conj.1.See Lest, conj.

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