still less

conjunction

: much less, let alone
no living person … seemed to notice him, still less to expect himThomas Hardy

Examples of still less in a Sentence

I never suggested that he was incompetent, still less that he was dishonest.

Word History

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of still less was in 1721

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Cite this Entry

“Still less.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/still%20less. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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