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ˈlɛs ərLess·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lesseradjective

    of less size or importance

    "the lesser anteater"; "the lesser of two evils"

  2. lesseradjective

    smaller in size or amount or value

    "the lesser powers of Europe"; "the lesser anteater"


  1. lessernoun

    a thing that is of smaller size, value, importance etc.

  2. lesseradjective

    of two things, the smaller in size, value, importance etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lesseradjective

    less; smaller; inferior

    Etymology: [This word is formed by adding anew the compar. suffix -er (in which r is from an original s) to less. See Less, a.]

  2. Lesseradverb


    Etymology: [This word is formed by adding anew the compar. suffix -er (in which r is from an original s) to less. See Less, a.]


  1. Lesser

    J Lesser is the stage name for Jason Doerck. Doerck was a member of the defunct laptop group Sagan, alongside Blevin Blectum, Wobbly, and video artist Ryan Junell.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lesser

    les′ėr, adj. (B.) less: smaller: inferior. [A double comp. formed from less.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lesser' in Adjectives Frequency: #662

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lesser in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lesser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Lesser in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Chabot:

    It's difficult because the blood is crucial for human health issues but the biomedical industry needs to keep the population steady, we suggest decreasing the time they are out of water, and maintaining an ambient temperature for transportation ... there is a lesser mortality rate if you keep them cool.

  2. Paul McAleavey:

    A lesser factor is that they are unlikely to suffer in any material way financially.

  3. Anthony Fauci:

    NIH-funded studies that are ongoing right now in both mouse and hamsters confirm the lesser virulence in the animal model. And, studies here at the Vaccine Research Center at NIH, in the nonhuman primate model, are ongoing and will await results of that.

  4. Karen Dumas:

    While a lot of people don't like what they have seen come out of the Donald Trump administration, I don't think Joe Biden and Harris have ignited them as well as they should have, people are doing their research and remember Biden's role in the crime deal in'94 and Harris' prosecutorial record and are again looking at this as the lesser of two evils.

  5. Dorit Reiss:

    Generally, narrower mandates are probably going to be stronger, legally, than broader mandates, and lesser punishments are going to hold better than more draconian or extreme punishments.

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