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less 的同义词

(形容词) 
Definition
I am trying to eat less meat.
同义词
smaller
,
shorter
,
slighter
,
not so much
(形容词) 
同义词
inferior
the inferior status of women in many societies
,
minor
She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
,
secondary
Refugee problems remained of secondary importance.
,
subordinate
Sixty of his subordinate officers followed his example.
(副词) 
Definition
We are eating more and exercising less.
同义词
to a smaller extent
,
little
On the way back they spoke very little.
, ,
not much
,
not so much
,
meagrely
(代词) 
Definition
minus
Motorways cover less than 0.1 per cent of the countryside.
同义词
a smaller amount
,
not as much (as)
(介词) 
Company car drivers will pay ten percent, less tax.
同义词
, , ,
excepting
,
subtracting

使用说明

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.

引文

Less is more [Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]

其他同义词

in the sense of little
Definition
not at all, or hardly
On the way back they spoke very little.
同义词
not quite,
not much,
only just,
in the sense of minor
Definition
not very serious or significant
She is known for a number of minor roles in films.
in the sense of secondary
Definition
below the first in rank or importance
Refugee problems remained of secondary importance.

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