Part of speech: adjective

Less; smaller; inferior.

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Usage examples "lesser":

  1. The lesser number will be enough, as it's not an affair of fighting. - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
  2. It receives the waters of the lesser sea above it. - "The Gods of Mars", Edgar Rice Burroughs.
  3. It is eminently necessary that we should endeavor to cut out this evil, but let us keep a due sense of proportion; let us not in fixing our gaze upon the lesser evil forget the greater good. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.