Definición de lesser en inglés:

lesser

Saltos de línea: less¦er
Pronunciación: /ˈlɛsə
 
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adjetivo

[attributive]
1Not so great or important as the other or the rest: he was convicted of a lesser assault charge they nest mostly in Alaska and to a lesser extent in Siberia
Sinónimos
less important, minor, secondary, subsidiary, marginal, ancillary, auxiliary, supplementary, supplemental, peripheral; inferior, slighter, insignificant, unimportant, petty; lower, lower-level, lower-grade, second-rate
1.1Lower in rank or quality: you’re looking down your nose at us lesser mortals
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Perhaps lesser mortals in this field should wait for the hearings?
  • He showed no signs of jet lag, again something lesser mortals complain of.
  • Instead, it's how they deal with the stuff that would sink a far lesser talent.
Sinónimos
subordinate, minor, inferior, second-class, subservient, lowly, humble, servile, menial, mean; junior
1.2Used in names of animals and plants which are smaller than similar kinds, e.g. lesser spotted woodpecker, lesser celandine.

Origen

Middle English: a double comparative, from less + -er2.

Frases

the lesser evil (or the lesser of two evils)

The less unpleasant of two undesirable possibilities: authoritarianism may seem a lesser evil than abject poverty
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I am not in favour of war but believe that it may be the lesser of two evils.
  • This greatly reduces our available choices, and, in the end, we are not necessarily choosing the best candidate, we are choosing the lesser of two evils.
  • The corruption and bloodshed have become so unbearable in a few countries that some people long for the return of the old colonial powers, that now seem to be the lesser of two evils.

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Pronunciación: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
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