least of all


least of all
least important

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • least of all — adverb especially not (Freq. 1) nobody, least of all Joe, agreed with me * * * least of all phrase used after a negative statement for showing that it applies to a particular person, thing, or group more than any other None of us is religious,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • least of all — used after a negative statement for showing that it applies to a particular person, thing, or group more than any other None of us is religious, least of all Jim. There is not much there to attract tourists, least of all the weather …   English dictionary

  • least of all — phrasal especially not < no one, least of all the children, paid attention > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • least of all — especially not. No one believed her, least of all me …   New idioms dictionary

  • least — [ list ] function word *** Least is the superlative form of little and can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): He generally takes the path of least resistance. (after the ): These farming methods… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • least — 1. Least of all means ‘especially not’ and should only be used in negative contexts: • I am not going to try to play the role of prophet, least of all Jeremiah Listener, 1973. 2. Use less, not least, when contrasting two things: • The latter… …   Modern English usage

  • least — [[t]li͟ːst[/t]] ♦ (Least is often considered to be the superlative form of little.) 1) PHRASE: PHR amount, amount PHR You use at least to say that a number or amount is the smallest that is possible or likely and that the actual number or amount… …   English dictionary

  • least — least1 W1S1 [li:st] determiner, pron 1.) at least a) not less than a particular number or amount ▪ It will take you at least 20 minutes to get there. ▪ He had at least £100,000 in savings. at the (very) least (=not less than and probably much… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • least — 1 /li:st/ determiner, pronoun 1 at least a) not less than a particular number or amount: It will take you at least 20 minutes to get there. | He had been dead for at least a fortnight. | at the very least (=not less than and probably much more… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • least*/*/*/ — [liːst] grammar word summary: Least can be: ■ a determiner: This method takes the least time. ■ a pronoun: Of all the girls, she seemed to know the least. ■ an adverb: Doug is probably the least suitable person for the job. ■ an adjective: At the …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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