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1lesser

adjective less·er \ˈle-sər\

: of smaller size

: of less strength, quality, or importance

Full Definition of LESSER

comparative of 1little
:  of less size, quality, degree, or significance :  of lower status
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Examples of LESSER

  1. The winner will receive $100; lesser amounts will be given to three runners-up.
  2. A lesser man than he might have simply given up.
  3. She agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

First Known Use of LESSER

13th century

Rhymes with LESSER

2lesser

adverb

Definition of LESSER

:  less <lesser-known>

First Known Use of LESSER

1539

Rhymes with LESSER

LESSER Defined for Kids

1lesser

adjective less·er \ˈle-sər\

Definition of LESSER for Kids

:  of smaller size or importance <a lesser evil>

2lesser

adverb

Definition of LESSER for Kids

:  2less <lesser-known writers>
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