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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. lesspreposition

    more, plus

  2. lessadverb

    To smaller extent

    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.

    more, plus

  3. lessadjective

    A smaller amount (of); not as much.

    This is a less bad solution than I thought possible.


  4. lessadjective


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. less(a)adjective

    (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"

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

  2. lessadjective

    (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality

    "no less than perfect"


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

  3. lessadverb

    (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"


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

  4. less, to a lesser extentadverb

    used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs

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

    to a lesser extent

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

  5. lessadverb

    comparative of little

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

    to a lesser extent

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lessadjective

    smaller, inferior

  2. lessadjective

    not so much, in a less degree

  3. lessnoun

    not so much, smaller quantity

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  1. Jaco Minnaar:

    Especially in the western parts of the country this is not the first year of drought for some farmers, it is the fifth or the sixth year that they have had less than normal yields or less than normal income, we certainly will see less hectares than we did last year and less hectares than we expected in October when the farmers published their intention.

  2. Seneca:

    No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.

  3. Jan Egeland:

    It's like there are less answers, less quick answers, less momentum, less dynamics in the situation than we had immediately after the ministerial meeting in Munich, we must be able to get to the remaining besieged areas.

  4. Nickolas George:

    Our members have razor-thin margins, lower profits for them mean less innovation, less investment, less expansion into new markets and less hiring.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Congress consists of one third, more or less, scoundrels; two thirds, more or less, idiots; and three thirds, more or less, poltroons.

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