Synonyms of 'less'
not so much
usage noteLess 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.
Less is more
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Little means not very often or to only a small extent.
On the way back they spoke very little.
You 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