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lesser

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈles.ər/  us   //
used to describe something that is not as great in size, amount, or importance as something else: A lesser man (= a man who was not as strong or brave) might have given up at that point. The charge of murder was altered to the lesser (= less serious) charge of manslaughter. Ethiopia and, to a lesser extent/degree, Kenya will be badly affected by the drought.
Translations of “lesser”
in Chinese (Traditional) 較小的,較少的, 次要的…
in Russian меньший…
in Turkish daha az, daha küçük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 较小的,较少的, 次要的…
in Polish mniejszy, pomniejszy, mniej ważny…
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