Definition of 'lesser'
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It happens in rugby to a lesser extent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A sixth survivor pleaded guilty in 2010 to lesser charges of attempting to plunder a vessel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This may go some way to explaining the lesser spotted pipe smoker. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The rest of us must settle for lesser degrees of freedom. Christianity Today (2000)This was the lesser of many evils. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sport is also about much lesser and perhaps more important things. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They can buy the best players and do not like to be challenged by lesser mortals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The idea of lesser mortals employing some of his methods is horrifying. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or was he simply uninterested in the little gold statues craved by lesser mortals than him? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The other five men pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lesser mortals would be plucked off the steps and thrown into the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The lesser charge could not be brought because of a statute of limitations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The lesser spotted birds drum for slightly longer, but more softly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In practice, this meant that many lesser driving offences went unpunished. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To a lesser extent, we can affect their behaviour while they remain in office. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)Yet it also counts on lesser schools being improved because middle-class parents are randomly forced on to their rolls. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Obviously a chemical which is absorbed efficiently from the intestine is more likely to be toxic than one that is absorbed to a lesser extent. E For Additives (1987)Some patients appeared to react to commercial food in the winter, but to a much lesser degree in the warmer months. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)There is similar work being done in this country by orchestras and other music organisations, but to a very much lesser extent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was attended by savagery of lesser degree but in the same class as we have seen over the past decade or so in Chechnya. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Batting and, to a lesser degree, bowling are tackled together. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Lower atmosphere pressure in the 48 hours beforehand also had an effect, but to a lesser degree. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Today they are gone, the beds of the famed Chesapeake are in trouble and many lesser grounds are fading fast. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'lesser'
British English: lesser ADJECTIVE
You use lesser in order to indicate that something is smaller in extent, degree, or amount than another thing that has been mentioned.
No medication works in isolation but is affected to a greater or lesser extent by many other factors.
Definition of lesser from the Collins English Dictionary
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