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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fyoo]
    • /fyu/
    • /ˈfjuːɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fyoo]
    • /fyu/

Definitions of fewest word

  • adjective fewest not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously. 2
  • noun fewest (used with a plural verb) a small number or amount: Send me a few. 1
  • noun fewest the few, a special, limited number; the minority: That music appeals to the few. 1
  • idioms fewest few and far between, at widely separated intervals; infrequent: In Nevada the towns are few and far between. 1
  • idioms fewest quite a few, a fairly large number; many: There were quite a few interesting things to do. 1
  • noun fewest Superlative of few; the smallest number. 1

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Origin of fewest

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English fewe, Old English fēawe; cognate with Gothic fawai; akin to Latin paucus few, paulus little, pauper poor, Greek paûros little, few

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Parts of speech for Fewest


fewest popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fewest usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fewest

adjective fewest

  • microcosmic — a little world; a world in miniature (opposed to macrocosm).
  • least — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • next to nothing — very little

Antonyms for fewest

adjective fewest

  • a-1 — noting a vessel regarded by a shipping-classification society as being equipped to the highest standard and with equipment maintained in first-class condition.
  • pre-eminent — eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing: He is preeminent in his profession.
  • second to none — the best
  • primo — the part of a piano duet played on the upper half of the keyboard.
  • out-of-sight — Slang. fantastic; great; marvelous: an out-of-sight guitarist.

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