less

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less is part of the Basic English 850.
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less is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
less

Pronunciation[change]

Determiner[change]

Determiner
little

Comparative
less

Superlative
least

  1. a smaller amount or degree
    He does less of the work than she does.
    I want less soup.
    It costs less than $10.
    As we build new roads, these small ones will become less important.
    He wore a dark colour that was less likely to be seen.

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Adverb[change]

Positive
none

Comparative
less

Superlative
least

Usage[change]

(with adjectives) Less identifies the negative comparative form of all comparable adjectives. For example, with the adjective intelligent, the negative comparative is less intelligent. A similar form is the negative superlative.

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Preposition[change]

Preposition
less

  1. (mathematics) minus
    Seven less four is three.

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