lesser definition

  • adjective:
    • Smaller in amount, price, or relevance, particularly in an evaluation between a few things: chose the lesser evil.
    • Of an inferior size than many other, comparable forms: the reduced anteater.
    • comparative type of little: more little
    • of a few things, the smaller in proportions, worth, relevance an such like.
    • Less; smaller; substandard.
    • of less dimensions or importance
    • smaller in size or amount or price
  • adverb:
    • Less. Used before a participle: a lesser-known author.
    • Less.
  • noun:
    • one that's reduced in relevance, ranking, magnitude, or degree: the smaller of two evils.
    • something is of smaller dimensions, price, significance etc.
  • others:
    • Less; smaller; minor.
    • In a smaller degree; less.
    • To less function.

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