Synonyms of less
1 smaller • Eat less fat to reduce the risk of heart disease.
not so much
a smaller amount • Motorways cover less than 0.1 per cent of the countryside.
a smaller amount
not as much (as)
usage note:Less should not be confused with fewer. Less refers strictly only to quantity and not to number: there is less water than before. Fewer means smaller in number: there are fewer people than before.
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inferiorIf one person is regarded as inferior to another, they are regarded as less important because they have less status or ability.
• the inferior status of women in many societies
littleLittle means not very often or to only a small extent.
• On the way back they spoke very little.
minorYou use minor when you want to describe something that is less important, serious, or significant than other things in a group or situation.
• She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
Thesaurus for less from the Collins English Thesaurus