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less and less

Definition of less and less

  1. 1 :  in a way that is gradually smaller, weaker, or less common <The medicine becomes less and less effective over time.> <We see them less and less (frequently/often) each year.>

  2. 2 :  an amount that becomes gradually smaller <I seem to save less and less each year.> <We see less and less of them each year.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : comparative of 1little

    :  constituting a more limited number or amount

    :  of lower rank, degree, or importance

  1. : comparative of 2little

    :  to a lesser extent or degree

  1. :  a smaller portion or quantity

    :  something of less importance

  1. :  diminished by :  minus

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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