Adverb: менее меньше в меньшей степени немного
Adjective: меньший ограниченный незначительный ничтожный
Preposition: за вычетом без
Noun: меньшее количество меньшая сумма
Suffix: не- без-


less by half - вполовину меньше

in a less degree - в меньшей степени

of less importance - менее важный

the less world - микрокосм

less age - несовершеннолетние

less difficult - менее трудный

five less three is two - пять минус три равно двум

less than or equal to - меньше или равно, не больше

neither more nor less than - ни больше, ни меньше, как

seven is four less than eleven - семь на четыре меньше одиннадцати

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All meat is sold less the bone. - Всё мясо продаётся без костей.

We need less talk and more work! - Нам нужно меньше болтать и больше работать!

In recent years she has appeared in public less frequently. - В последние годы она появлялась на публике не так часто.

Your second point is no less important. - Второй отмеченный вами момент не менее важен.

Mary doesn't seem any the less healthy for all her work. - Хотя Мэри очень много работает, вид у неё по-прежнему цветущий.

I know he's done a dreadful thing, but I don't love him any the less. - Я знаю, что он сделал ужасную вещь, но не стала любить его меньше.

Maybe he would worry less if he understood the situation. - Возможно, он волновался бы меньше, если бы понимал ситуацию.

Tickets were less expensive than I had expected. - Билеты были дешевле, чем я ожидал.

She finished in less time than I did. - Она закончила раньше, чем я.

She walks less than she should. - Она ходит меньше, чем следует.

Do you have another one that's less expensive? - У вас есть другой, подешевле /не такой дорогой/?

Less detail is sometimes better than more detail. - Иногда чем меньше подробностей, тем лучше.

We earned two hundred dollars, less travel expenses. - Мы заработали двести долларов минус командировочные расходы.

Which test is the less difficult of the two? - Какой тест из двух является менее сложным?

8 times 2 is less than 6 times 3. - Восемью два меньше, чем шестью три.

'Will you please come with me?' It was less a request than a command. - — Пройдёмте со мной, пожалуйста. — Это была не столько просьба, сколько приказ.

We made it there in less than six hours. - Мы добрались туда менее чем за шесть часов.

She visits much less often than she used to. - Она делает визиты гораздо реже, чем раньше.

They're focusing more on quality and less on quantity. - Они больше обращают внимание на качество, чем на количество

Social class matters a lot less than it used to. - Значение общественного положения сейчас гораздо меньше, чем раньше.

The whole procedure takes less than five minutes. - Вся процедура занимает меньше пяти минут.

This test seemed much less difficult than the last one. - Эта контрольная показалась гораздо менее сложной, чем прошлая.

The illness affects less than one percent of the population. - Данное заболевание затрагивает менее одного процента населения.

Their band is less concerned with making music than with making money. - Их группу волнует не столько музыка, сколько деньги.

It's a common problem but this doesn't make it any the less disturbing. - Это распространённая проблема, что, однако, не делает её менее тревожной.

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Связанные термины:

little: You use little to indicate that there is only a very small amount of something. You can use 'so', 'too', and 'very' in front of little .

less of: to a smaller extent or degree

no less: You can use no less as a way of expressing surprise or admiration at the importance of something or someone.

less than: You use less than to say that something does not have a particular quality. For example, if you describe something as less than perfect, you mean that it is not perfect at all.

much less: You use much less after a statement, often a negative one, to indicate that the statement is more true of the person, thing, or situation that you are going to mention next .

less hassle: A hassle is a situation that is difficult and involves problems, effort, or arguments with people.

less and less: You use less and less to say that something is becoming smaller all the time in degree or amount.

more or less: If something is more or less true, it is true in a general way, but is not completely true.

no less than: You use no less than before an amount to indicate that the amount is surprisingly large.

think less of: to have a lower opinion of

could care less: feel (s) the least possible degree of interest, sympathy, etc.

nothing less than: You can use nothing less than to emphasize your next words, often indicating that something seems very surprising or important.

no less a person than: a person of no lower importance, rank, etc. than

Ajax: the son of Telamon ; a Greek hero of the Trojan War who killed himself in vexation when Achilles ' armour was given to Odysseus

nonetheless: Nonetheless means the same asnevertheless .

couldn't care less could care less: If you say that you couldn't care less about someone or something, you are emphasizing that you are not interested in them or worried about them. In American English, you can also say that you could care less, with the same meaning .

neither more nor less than: simply

for all I care: I am completely indifferent

James: Clive . 1939–2019, Australian journalist, critic and broadcaster. His books include the memoirs Unreliable Memoirs (1980) and North Face of Soho (2006) and the novel Brilliant Creatures (1983)

gill: Gills are the organs on the sides of fish and other water creatures through which they breathe .

hull: The hull of a boat or tank is the main body of it.

keel: The keel of a boat is the long, specially shaped piece of wood or steel along the bottom of it.

mail: The mail is the public service or system by which letters and parcels are collected and delivered.

meal: A meal is an occasion when people sit down and eat, usually at a regular time.

nail: A nail is a thin piece of metal with one pointed end and one flat end. You hit the flat end with a hammer in order to push the nail into something such as a wall .

tool: A tool is any instrument or simple piece of equipment that you hold in your hands and use to do a particular kind of work. For example, spades, hammers, and knives are all tools.

wall: A wall is one of the vertical sides of a building or room .

shell: The shell of a nut or egg is the hard covering which surrounds it.

skill: A skill is a type of work or activity which requires special training and knowledge .

trail: A trail is a rough path across open country or through forests .

vowel: A vowel is a sound such as the ones represented in writing by the letters 'a', 'e' 'i', ' o ' and 'u', which you pronounce with your mouth open, allowing the air to flow through it. Compareconsonant .

wheel: The wheels of a vehicle are the circular objects which are fixed underneath it and which enable it to move along the ground.

kernel: The kernel of a nut is the part that is inside the shell.

vassal: In feudal society, a vassal was a man who gave military service to a lord, in return for which he was protected by the lord and received land to live on.

victual: to supply with or obtain victuals

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Однокоренные слова:

lessen - уменьшать, уменьшаться, преуменьшать, недооценивать, полегчать
lesser - меньший, малый, небольшой, незначительный, ничтожный, ограниченный, мелочный
lessor - сдающий в аренду
unless - если не, пока не, за исключением, кроме

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