Part of speech: adjective

Smaller; inferior.

Part of speech: adverb

In inferior or smaller degree; not so much.

Part of speech:

A termination expressing deprivation or destitution, often equivalent to " without"; as, harmless.

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Usage examples "less":

  1. I'll be back in half an hour, or less. - "The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island", Lawrence J. Leslie.
  2. It was less for myself and Rose than for Arthur. - "Janet's Love and Service", Margaret M Robertson.
  3. Imogene's means were less even than his own. - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.