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Synonyms for less

Adjective

1. less(prenominal) (vs. more), little#2, slight
usage: (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"
2. less, inferior (vs. superior)
usage: (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality; "no less than perfect"
3. less, fewer (vs. more)
usage: (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"

Adverb

1. less, to a lesser extent
usage: used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs; "less interesting"; "less expensive"; "less quickly"
2. less
usage: comparative of little; "she walks less than she should"; "he works less these days"
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