the less said, the better

Definition of the less said, the better

  1. —used to say it is better to not say anything about something because it is bad, unpleasant, etc. Regarding his recent behavior, perhaps the less said, the better.

Word by Word Definitions

lessplay
  1. : comparative of1little

    :  constituting a more limited number or amount

    :  of lower rank, degree, or importance

  1. : comparative of2little

    :  to a lesser extent or degree

  1. :  a smaller portion or quantity

    :  something of less importance

  1. :  diminished by :  minus

saidplay
  1. : past tense and past participle ofsay

  1. :  aforementioned

betterplay
  1. : comparative ofgood

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

  1. :  to make better (see 1better): such as

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative ofwell

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better (see 1better)

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better (see 3better 1b)


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