Adverb: наименее как минимум меньше всего в наименьшей степени
Adjective: наименьший минимальный малейший незначительный
Noun: минимальное количество малейшая степень


least way - кратчайший путь

least estimate - самая скромная оценка

least resistance - наименьшее сопротивление

least cheerful - самый безрадостный

to be least objectionable - встречать меньше всего возражений

line of least resistance, path of least resistance - линия наименьшего сопротивления

least deviating from zero - наименее уклоняющийся от нуля

at least five hours - по меньшей мере пять часов; как минимум пять часов

at the least - по крайней мере

at the very least - самое меньшее; худо-бедно

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It is the least I can do. - Это самое меньшее, что я могу сделать.

That was the least interesting book I have ever read. - Это была самая неинтересная книга из всех, что я читал.

that is the least of my concerns - это наименьшая из моих забот

He has the least talent of anyone. - Кто угодно талантливее него. / Он самый бездарный человек на свете.

She didn't care the least bit. - Ей было совершенно всё равно /наплевать/.

The garter snake is the least dangerous snake - Садовый уж /подвязочная змея/ — наименее опасная из змей.

That was the least important of her reasons. - Это была наименее важная из её причин.

Least said soonest mended. - Чем меньше разговоров, тем лучше для дела. (посл.)

He asked me to help him when I least expected it. - Он попросил меня помочь ему, когда я этого меньше всего ожидал.

To say the least of it, the people will perceive an uncommon coincidence. - По меньшей мере, люди заметят необычное совпадение.

Who was the least at fault in the case? - Кто был меньше всех виноват в этой ситуации?

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Связанные термины:

little: You use little to indicate that there is only a very small amount of something. You can use 'so', 'too', and 'very' in front of little .

at least: 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 may be greater . The forms at the least and at the very least are also used.

not least: You can use not least to emphasize a particularly important example or reason .

the least: ( as pronoun; functioning as singular )

least-worst: bad but better than any available alternative

least squares: a method for determining the best value of an unknown quantity relating one or more sets of observations or measurements, esp to find a curve that best fits a set of data . It states that the sum of the squares of the deviations of the experimentally determined value from its optimum value should be a minimum

least weasel: a weasel, Mustela nivalis, of northern regions, that grows to a length of about 6 in. (15 cm)

at the least: at the minimum

in the least: You can use in the least and the least bit to emphasize a negative .

least of all: You can use least of all after a negative statement to emphasize that it applies especially to the person or thing mentioned .

least flycatcher: a small, gray tyrant flycatcher ( Empidonax minimus ) common in N North America

not in the least: not at all

to say the least: You can use to say the least to suggest that a situation is actually much more extreme or serious than you say it is.

last but not least: You use last but not least to say that the last person or thing to be mentioned is as important as all the others.

least common multiple: the smallest positive whole number that is exactly divisible by two or more given whole numbers

least common denominator: the least common multiple of the denominators of two or more fractions

line of least resistance: the easiest, but not necessarily the best or most honourable, course of action

principle of least action: the principle that motion between any two points in a conservative dynamical system is such that the action has a minimum value with respect to all paths between the points that correspond to the same energy

least said, soonest mended: said to mean that it is a good idea to say very little, because you might upset someone or make a situation worse if you say too much

the least I could/can do: You use expressions like ' that's the least that I can do ' to mean that you are very willing to do it, or to acknowledge someone's thanks .

the line of least resistance: If you take the line of least resistance in a situation, you do what is easiest, even though you think that it may not be the right thing to do. In American English, you usually talk about the path of least resistance .

the Maupertuis principle: the principle that motion between any two points in a conservative dynamical system is such that the action has a minimum value with respect to all paths between the points that correspond to the same energy

lcm: lowest common multiple

lowest common multiple: the smallest number or quantity that is exactly divisible by each member of a set of numbers or quantities

lcd: An LCD is a display of information on a screen, which uses liquid crystals that become visible when electricity is passed through them. LCD is an abbreviation for 'liquid crystal display'.

lowest common denominator: If you describe a plan or policy as the lowest common denominator, you are critical of it because it has been deliberately made too simple so that nobody will disagree .

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Однокоренные слова:

leastwise - по крайней мере

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