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Most common English words: used « began « thy « #254: less » till » next » poor

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Old English læs

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Less (not comparable)

Positive
Less

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. to smaller extent
  2. In lower degree
    This is a less bad solution than I thought possible.

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Less (Patrono:Superl least)

  1. Comparative form of little; smaller, not so great.
    I have less than you have.
    I have less tea than coffee.
  2. Patrono:Proscribed A smaller number of; fewer.
    • 2003, Timandra Harkness, The Guardian, 16 Dec 2003:
      Although my hosts, G S Aviation, can teach you to fly in Wiltshire, an intensive week at their French airfield means less problems with the weather, cheap but good living, and complete removal from any distractions.
    • 1952, Thomas M Pryor, The New York Times, 7 Sep 1952:
      This is not a happy situation as far as the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes is concerned because it means less jobs for the union's members here at home.


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Patrono:Usage less fewer

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Patrono:En-prep

  1. 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.

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