1 of less size or importance; "the lesser anteater"; "the lesser of two evils" [ant: greater]
2 smaller in size or amount or value; "the lesser powers of Europe"; "the lesser anteater"
- Rhymes: -ɛsə(r)
the comparative of little
- Finnish: pienempi
of two things, the smaller in size, value, importance etc
- a thing that is of
smaller size, value, importance etc.
- the lesser of two evils
Lesser is a surname, and may refer to
lesser in German: Lesser
abated, ablated, attenuated, bated, belittled, common, consumed, contracted, curtailed, decreased, deflated, demeaning, diminished, dinky, disadvantaged, dissipated, dropped, eroded, fallen, humble, in the shade, inferior, infra dig, insignificant, junior, less, low, lower, lowered, lowly, miniaturized, minor, modest, nether, ordinary, reduced, retrenched, scaled-down, second rank, second string, secondary, servile, shorn, shorter, shrunk, shrunken, small, small-fry, small-time, smaller, sub, subaltern, subjacent, subject, subordinate, subservient, third rank, third string, under, underprivileged, vulgar, watered-down, weakened, worn