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See definition of less on Dictionary.com
  • adj.smaller, inferior
  • adv.little

synonyms for less

  • fewer
  • lesser
  • limited
  • lower
  • minor
  • minus
  • negative
  • secondary
  • subordinate
  • beneath
  • declined
  • deficient
  • depressed
  • diminished
  • excepting
  • lacking
  • not as great
  • reduced
  • shortened
  • shorter
  • unsubstantial
  • without
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antonyms for less

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  • greater
  • higher
  • important
  • major
  • superior
  • bigger
  • more
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How to use less in a sentence

In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He did believe you, more or less, and what you said fell in with his own impressions—strange impressions that they were, poor man!
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I ne'er heard yet that any of these bolder vices wanted less impudence to gainsay what they did, than to perform it first.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
And she fell to scolding him in the way he usually loved,—but at the moment found less stimulating for some reason.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Prima facie, the verdict here is less favorable than in the previous case.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
European tobacco is lacking in flavor and is less powerful than the tobacco of America.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
After about the forty-fifth year it becomes gradually less; after seventy-five years it is about one-half the amount given.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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