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lesser

adjective

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having not so great importance or rank as another
  • it was the lesser evil of the two choices

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The first known use of lesser was in the 13th century

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“Lesser.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lesser. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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