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Synonyms for less

smaller

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to a smaller extent

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a smaller amount

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  • a smaller amount
  • not as much (as)

Synonyms for less

(comparative of 'little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree

(usually preceded by 'no') lower in quality

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(nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer

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used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs

comparative of little

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Firms owned by blacks and by American Indians or native Alaskans were much more likely than other firms to use credit unions; and firms owned by American Indians or native Alaskans were much less likely than other firms to use savings institutions.
In addition, proprietorships and partnerships used nondepository financial services with much less frequency than did S and C corporations.
However, the survey found that non-investors are much less optimistic about the economic recovery and the stock market than are investors.
Because Valley Forge's instruments operate at only one-fourth the voltage of monopolar instruments and produce much less heat spread with no sparking, bipolar cutting loops produce higher quality biopsy samples with less tissue charring.