more or less

adverb
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018
1 : to a varying or undetermined extent or degree : somewhat
  • they were more or less willing to help
2 : with small variations : approximately
  • contains 16 acres more or less

Examples of more or less in a Sentence

  1. the lot is 16 acres more or less

  2. most couples in the survey said that they were more or less happy in their marriage

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First Known Use of more or less

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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more or less Synonyms

Antonyms

exactly, precisely;

Near Antonyms

due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarely;

Phrases

after a fashion, somewhere about, somewhere around;



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