Definition of Leastways

1. Adverb. If nothing else ('leastwise' is informal and 'leastways' is colloquial). "The influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching"

Exact synonyms: At Any Rate, At Least, Leastwise
Language type: Colloquialism



Definition of Leastways

1. adv. At least; at all events.

Definition of Leastways

1. Adverb. (''colloquial'' or ''dialectal'') at least ¹

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Definition of Leastways

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leastways

least effort
least of all
least resistance
least sandpiper
least shrew
least significant bit
least significant bits
least significant byte
least significant bytes
least squares
least weasel
least weasels
leastaways
leastest
leasts
leastways (current term)
leastwise
leasure
leasures
leasy
leat
leather-hard
leather-jacket
leather-lunged
leather carp
leather cheerio
leather cheerios
leather fern
leather flower

Literary usage of Leastways

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1. The Mysteries of the Court of London by George William MacArthur Reynolds (1864)
"... exhaling that peculiar sigh of pleasure which with many persons follows a draught of some strong and 64 agreeable beverage : " leastways, I can't say as ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1984 learned See ALLEGED 2. leary See LEERY, LEARY. leastways, leastwise These two synonymous adverbs are both more at home in speech than in writing, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"leastways, adv. Leastwise, anyhow, at least, at all events. ' You'll pay me in a day or two, I hope; leastways by next week.' Sometimes ' at leastways. ..."

4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1880)
"He, the doctor himself, was a bit cross- grained—leastways, so I've heard say—and all the more reason why the mother and son should think so much of one ..."

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