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Synonyms for less
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. less(a)(adj)

    (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree

    "of less importance"; "less time to spend with the family"; "a shower uses less water"; "less than three years old"

    Antonyms:
    superior, more(a), to a greater extent, more

  2. less(adj)

    (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality

    "no less than perfect"

    Synonyms:
    less(a)

    Antonyms:
    more(a), superior, more, to a greater extent

  3. less(adverb)

    (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer

    "less than three weeks"; "no less than 50 people attended"; "in 25 words or less"

    Synonyms:
    less(a)

    Antonyms:
    more(a), superior, to a greater extent, more

  4. less, to a lesser extent(adverb)

    used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs

    "less interesting"; "less expensive"; "less quickly"

    Synonyms:
    to a lesser extent

    Antonyms:
    superior, more(a), more, to a greater extent

  5. less(adverb)

    comparative of little

    "she walks less than she should"; "he works less these days"

    Synonyms:
    to a lesser extent

    Antonyms:
    superior, more(a), to a greater extent, more

Wiktionary

  1. less(adverb)

    Antonyms:
    more, plus

  2. less(adverb)

    minus; not including

    It should then tax all of that as personal income, less the proportion of the car's annual mileage demonstrably clocked up on company business.

    Antonyms:
    more, plus

  3. less(adjective)

    A smaller amount (of); not as much.

    This is a less bad solution than I thought possible.

    Antonyms:
    more

  4. less(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    more

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. less(a.)

    Synonyms:
    smaller, inferior

  2. less(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    not so much, in a less degree

  3. less(n.)

    Synonyms:
    not so much, smaller quantity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    least, fewer, lower, minus, lesser, smaller, under, minimum, below, minor, moins, more, shorter, <, low, reduced, ieast, minder, lowest, fewest

How to pronounce less?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say less in sign language?

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How to use less in a sentence?

  1. Janis Brett Elspas:

    We really didn't worry that something would go wrong ... because he has proven how responsible he is, unfortunately, I can't say the same about our triplets, now 17, who we have deemed not to be mature enough to be left alone overnight, much less for a week while we travel abroad because they tend to be unintentionally careless.

  2. Michael Collins:

    The liquidity profile of the market is something we, our clients, and even regulators are increasingly focused on, it is well-known that banks are allocating less capital to trading and that liquidity in the secondary market is likely to be compromised for some time.

  3. Cliven Bundy:

    I've often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn't get no more freedom. They got less freedom.

  4. Ron Johnson:

    They were certainly reading probably the most relevant ones as well. Some of the less relevant ones are ones being passed around. It's an interesting process, i've never seen anything like that before. ... This is unusual circumstances calling for kind of( an) unusual process.

  5. Gustavo Idigoras:

    Those ships that were already loading at the 32 terminals in that area are loading even less than they were already.


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