least-wise

leastwise

[leest-wahyz]
adverb Informal.
at least; at any rate.

Origin:
1525–35; least + -wise

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leastwise

adverb
if nothing else ('leastwise' is informal and 'leastways' is colloquial); "at least he survived"; "they felt--at any rate Jim felt--relieved though still wary"; "the influence of economists--or at any rate of economics--is far-reaching" [syn: at least
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