Definition for less

adjective as in smaller, inferior

adverb as in little

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Example Sentences

Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.

Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.

For many years afterward it was a never-ending topic of conversation, and is more or less talked of even to this day.

No one wants to align with less freedom at a time like this.

The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.

In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.

He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.

He did believe you, more or less, and what you said fell in with his own impressions—strange impressions that they were, poor man!

One would not have wanted her white neck a mite less full or her beautiful arms more slender.

With childlike confidence he follows the advice of some more or less honest dealer.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to less, such as: fewer, lesser, limited, lower, minor, and minus.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.