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less

determiner, pronoun, adverb uk   /les/ us  
A2 a smaller amount (of), or to a smaller degree: We must try to spend less money. Exercise more and eat less. I eat less chocolate and fewer biscuits than I used to. Getting out of bed in summer is less difficult than in winter. less than ... describes behaviour that does not have a stated characteristic that is good or attractive: I think he was less than honest with me. less and less If something happens less and less, it becomes gradually smaller in amount or happens less often: He's less and less able to look after himself.

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