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Smaller vs. Less

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Smalleradjective

small or little relative to something else

Lessadverb

To a smaller extent.

Smaller

Smaller were an English alternative rock, Britpop band from Liverpool, active during the 1990s. They had hits with and in 1996 and 1997.

‘Wasted’; ‘Is’;

Lessadverb

In lower degree.

‘This is a less bad solution than I thought possible.’;

Lessadjective

; smaller, lesser.

Lessadjective

comparative of little: a smaller amount (of); not as much.

‘I have less than you have.’; ‘I have less tea than coffee.’;

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Lessadjective

(proscribed) lang=en: fewer; a smaller number of.

Lesspreposition

Minus; not including

‘It should then tax all of that as personal income, less the proportion of the car's annual mileage demonstrably clocked up on company business.’;

Lessverb

(obsolete) To make less; to lessen.

Lessconjunction

(obsolete) unless

Lessconjunction

Unless.

Lessadjective

Smaller; not so large or great; not so much; shorter; inferior; as, a less quantity or number; a horse of less size or value; in less time than before.

‘Thus in less [time] than a hundred years from the coming of Augustine, all England became Christian.’;

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Lessadverb

Not so much; in a smaller or lower degree; as, less bright or loud; less beautiful.

Lessnoun

A smaller portion or quantity.

‘The children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.’;

Lessnoun

The inferior, younger, or smaller.

‘The less is blessed of the better.’;

Lessverb

To make less; to lessen.

Lessadjective

(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’;

Lessadjective

(usually preceded by `no') lower in quality;

‘no less than perfect’;

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Lessadjective

(usually preceded by `no') lower in esteem;

‘no less a person than the king himself’;

Lessadjective

(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’;

Lessadverb

used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs;

‘less interesting’; ‘less expensive’; ‘less quickly’;

Lessadverb

comparative of little;

‘she walks less than she should’; ‘he works less these days’;

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