Translation of lesser in Spanish:

lesser

Pronunciation: /ˈlesər; ˈlesə(r)/

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 [amount/talent/artist] menor to a lesser extent o degree en menor grado a lesser man than him would have given up the struggle un hombre de menos valía hubiera abandonado la lucha we lesser mortals [humorous/humorístico] los simples mortales como nosotros [humorous/humorístico] evil 2 2
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [Geography/Geografía] [Zoology/Zoología] (in names) menor the Lesser Antilles las Antillas menores

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.