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ˈlɛs ərless·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lesser(adj)

    of less size or importance

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

  2. lesser(adj)

    smaller in size or amount or value

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

Wiktionary

  1. lesser(Noun)

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

  2. lesser(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lesser(adj)

    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. Lesser(adverb)

    less

    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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Tim Mclheny:

    It is the lesser of two evils.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    In a relationship, the word 'sorry' is worth more than gold. However, the more it's mentioned the lesser your love and affection becomes.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    There would have been certainly less employee attrition & internal friction, lesser competition creation because of the least number of entrepreneur incubation outside their companies in the market; if those employers had recruited, recognized, rewarded and retained the right talent at the right position within their organisation at any point of time in any generation.

  4. Michael Kugelman:

    ( Pakistan) can also now request a somewhat lesser sum from the IMF, which in turn will reduce some of the political risks of venturing to the Fund, a move that never plays well within the court of Pakistani opinion.

  5. Matthew Petersen:

    In this current environment, we're going to have to choose between lesser evils, even if you are someone who generally prefers people voting in polling places, these are not ordinary circumstances.

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