Antonyms
Etymology

1. less

adverb. ['ˈlɛs'] used to form the comparative of some adjectives and adverbs.

Antonyms

  • high

Etymology

  • læs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Less

  • transgress
  • stds
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress
  • redress
  • reassess
  • protests

Sentences with less


1. Adverb, comparative
The citrus habañero olive oil you got as a house-warming gift should be relegated to a less convenient location.

2. Adjective, comparative
The smaller the envelope and the lighter it is, the less it will cost.

Quotes about less


1. Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

2. What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

3. The less routine the more life.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

2. shell-less

adjective. of animals or fruits that have no shell.

Antonyms

  • hard-shelled

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • shell (English)
  • schelle (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. gill-less

adjective. having no gills.

Synonyms

  • abranchial
  • abranchious

Antonyms

  • gilled

4. less-traveled

adjective. not visited by many travelers.

Antonyms

  • unpopularity

5. less

adjective. ['ˈlɛs'] (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree.

Synonyms

  • slight

Antonyms

  • more
  • big

Etymology

  • læs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. less

adjective. ['ˈlɛs'] (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality.

Antonyms

  • tall

Etymology

  • læs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. less

adjective. ['ˈlɛs'] (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer.

Antonyms

  • large

Etymology

  • læs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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