Definition of much less
: not to mention —used especially in negative contexts to add to one item another denoting something less likely <had trouble paying for a car, much less a high-definition TV>
Examples of much less
<after spraining his ankle, the gymnast hadn't been expected to appear in today's event, much less win it>
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Rhymes with much less
abscess, access, address, aggress, assess, bench-press, caress, clothespress, coatdress, cold-press, compress, confess, cross-dress, CS, depress, de-stress, digress, distress, drill press, egress, excess, express, finesse, fluoresce, French press, full-dress, handpress, headdress, housedress, idlesse, impress, ingress, Meknes, nightdress, noblesse, no less, obsess, oppress, outguess, possess, precess, prestress, princess, process, profess, progress, recess, redress, regress, re-press, repress, shirtdress, side-dress, SS, success, sundress, suppress, tendresse, top-dress, transgress, undress, unless, web press, winepress, word stress
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