Adjective(1) (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns(2) (usually preceded by `no'(3) (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases(4) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent, or small(5) (quantifier used with mass nouns, with `a'(6) (of children and animals(7) (informal, or small(8) (of a voice(9) low in stature; not tall(10) lowercase(11) small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context
Adverb(1) used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs(2) comparative of little(3) not much
(1) he got it for less than that(2) I like it no less than they do(3) Alcohol use disorders are considerably less common in this age range than they are among younger individuals.(4) it happens less frequently(5) Urban and rural membership will be less of a fault-line than male and female.(6) Lower leaves often turn yellow as the plant begins to head and become less important.(7) There was some constant fuzz on the track, so the clarity was less than perfect.(8) They want more of acting and less of dancing on the slopes of Switzerland.(9) the less said about it the better(10) it's less expensive(11) sport is no less important(12) it's a question of time, no more no less(13) At first, the design of the network will seem less important than the content that is moved over it.(14) The main problem is that they tend to charge a lot more and that leaves less of your money going into investments.(15) they were less than helpful(16) So, the lower the charges, the less of your money is gobbled up and the better chance you have of matching the market.
1. not so much ::
6. fewer ::
7. to a lesser degree ::
tot 'n mindere mate
8. to a smaller extent ::
om 'n kleiner mate
10. minus ::
13. without ::
14. a smaller amount than ::
'n kleiner bedrag as
16. under ::
17. below ::
1. major ::
2. more ::
3. primary ::
4. prime ::
5. senior ::
6. superior ::
Word Example from TV Shows
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Many of those on the Walk of
Punishment were taken there for LESS.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 3
hydrogen was a little more
common or a little LESS common.
The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 5
Seven little marshmallows,
no more no LESS?
The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 11
...and live this glamorous life,
and anything LESS than that...
The Big Bang Theory Season 6, Episode 21
No more, no LESS.
Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 12
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