much less

conjunction

Definition of much less

  1. :  not to mention —used especially in negative contexts to add to one item another denoting something less likely He had trouble paying for a car, much less a high-definition TV. And so it appears that he is never going to get out of the eighth grade, much less ever make it to college. — Thomas Meehan

Examples of much less in a sentence

  1. after spraining his ankle, the gymnast hadn't been expected to appear in today's event, much less win it

1615

First Known Use of much less

1615



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