What does lesser mean?

Definitions for lesser
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

How to pronounce lesser?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say lesser in sign language?

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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. Janet Comenos:

    I think we've actually seen that the Kardashians clan in general does not score super high in terms of consumer approval, trust is one of the core tenants of our consumer approval metric and that can lead to lesser results with their campaigns because people think that they're just kind of slapping their name on any brand.

  2. Jim Halloran:

    This is again just a lesser form of discrimination based on a person's identity.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    In our day to day life we go through various activities which may involve high work pressure and high workload and as per us, we feel that this burden of work is resulting in causing frustration. Though we don't realize that it is not the workload which causes this frustration and annoyance but rather it is our negligence in the proper management of that work. If you avoid mismanagement of your work and duties you are likely to face frustration, annoyance, and grievance much lesser.

  4. Tim Clark:

    What happened in Sharm al-Sheikh last week, and to a lesser extent with the ... (Germanwings) aircraft, are game changers for our industry, they have to be addressed at industry level because no doubt the countries -- U.S., Europe -- I would think will make some fairly stringent, draconian demands on the way aviation works with security.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.

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