lesser lesser  /ˈlɛ sər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of less size or importance
  2. (adj) smaller in size or amount or value

Usage(s):

  1. Such powers have spheres of influence and subjugate lesser powers.
  2. In honor of the long-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band release and the band's digitally remastered studio albums, PTI explores some of the lesser-known facts about the Fab Four.
  3. In honor of the long-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band release and the band's digitally remastered studio albums, PTI explores some of the lesser-known facts about the Fab Four.

News

  1. Gadget gifts

    Consider lesser-known tech.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. Hancock County man pleads guilty to lesser charge in Katrina fraud case

    GULFPORT -- A Hancock County man indicted in a Katrina fraud case with his brother has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  3. Former Wilkinson County Teacher Accused of Child Molestation Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

    IRWINTON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - One of the Wilkinson County high school teachers accused of molesting a 15-year-old student earlier this year pleaded guilty to lesser charges. On Monday, former JROTC instructor Rodney Hunter pleaded guilty to three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Wilkinson County District Attorney Fred Bright tells us he's facing 36 months of probation and ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: 41 NBC Macon

Quotes

  1. "If I had to choose between playing a song that not a whole lot of people know that I could get behind, or the opposite, I'll choose the lesser-known every time," Cook told The Associated Press backstage Tuesday.
    on May 21, 2004 By: David Cook Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "There has been too much speculation about players and my future," added Hughes. "It has made my job more difficult than it already is. I would like to think speculation about my future will be at a lesser level because it has been...
    on May 16, 2009 By: Mark Hughes Source: BBC Sport

  3. "Wyoming had no greater advocate, taxpayers had no greater watchdog, and rural America had no greater defender than Craig Thomas," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night. "The Senate is a lesser place without Craig here,...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Forbes

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