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, ↑leastways, ↑at any rate
Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism

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  • leastwise — [lēst′wīz΄] adv. Informal at least; anyway …   English World dictionary

  • Leastwise — Leastways Least ways , Leastwise Least wise , adv. At least; at all events. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {At leastways}, or {At leastwise}, at least. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leastwise — adverb Date: 15th century at least < leastwise, that s what I heard > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leastwise — See leastways, leastwise …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • leastwise — also least.ways adverb AmE informal at least; anyway: He was there a minute ago, leastwise that s what Sue said …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • leastwise — /leest wuyz/, adv. Informal. at least; at any rate. [1525 35; LEAST + WISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • leastwise — adverb a) at least . b) minimally …   Wiktionary

  • leastwise — least|wise [ list,waız ] adverb AMERICAN INFORMAL at least …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leastwise — adv. at least, in any event, at any rate (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leastwise — least·wise …   English syllables

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