not (in) the least


: not at all : not in any way or respect
It did not interest me in the least.
That joke was not in the least funny.
I'm not the least worried.

Examples of not (in) the least in a Sentence

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“Not (in) the least.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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