I came across this phrase when completing an exit interview for my summer internship and I'm not sure how to interpret it. An example of the use is:
"What do you like least about school?"
I'm not sure whether the answer should be something positive, but not especially exciting, or whether it should be interpreted as "What do you dislike about school?"
Edit: Maybe I need another question for this. But this is the part that confuses me.
Why does "least" negate? There are things that I hate, things I dislike, things I dislike a bit, things I don't dislike or like, things I like a bit, things I like, and things I love. Why does "like least" pass over the neutral boundary into the negations?