Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
The most important, largest, or most significant.
He is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
To the greatest extent or degree; almost all.
She spent most of her time studying for the exam.
The greatest possible amount or degree.
The speed limit on this road is 60 miles per hour, which is the maximum allowed.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Greatest refers to the highest amount or degree of something.
- 2Most is used to describe the majority or nearly all of something.
- 3Maximum is a specific amount or degree that cannot be exceeded.
Good things to know
- 1Comparison: Use these antonyms to compare different amounts or degrees of something.
- 2Quantification: Use these antonyms to express the highest or maximum amount or degree of something.
- 3Measurement: Use these antonyms to describe the upper limit or capacity of something.
The antonyms of least are greatest, most, and maximum. Use greatest to describe the highest amount or degree, most to describe the majority or nearly all of something, and maximum to describe the upper limit or capacity of something. These antonyms can be used in comparison, quantification, and measurement contexts.