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less

adjective /les/
(often with than) not as much (as)
menos
Think of a number less than forty He drank his tea and wished he had put less sugar in it The salary for that job will be not less than $30,000.
lessen verb to make or become less
reducir, disminuir
The fan lessened the heat a little When the children left, the noise lessened considerably.
lesser adjective smaller or not as important
menor
the lesser of two evils.
the less … the less/more
cuanto menos… menos/más
The less I see of him, the better (pleased I’ll be)! The less I practise, the less confident I become The less I try, the more I succeed.
no less a person etc than as great a personetc as
nada menos que
as I had tea with no less a person than the Prime Minister
-less suffix without
sin
an organization that provides shelter for the homeless We felt powerless to help her.
not doing something
inofensivo
He’s just a harmless old man.
not affected by something
incansable
her tireless efforts to raise money for charity.
-lessly suffix
sin…mente
He carelessly left some important documents on a train.
-lessness suffix
des-, falta de
the thoughtlessness of some people.
less is used in speaking about quantity or amount: People should eat less fat ; I’ve less than $100 in the bank. fewer sould be used in speaking about numbers of individual things or people: I’ve fewer books than he has ; There were fewer than 50 people at the meeting.
Translations of “less”
in French plus petit que, moins (de)…
in German weniger…
(Definition of less from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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