Less & lesser

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Harry Smith

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What's the difference between less and lesser? Are they synonyms?
 

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What do you understand by each word? Can you use them in a sentence for us? Have you found them listed as synonyms in a thesaurus?
 

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I really want to know their usage in the sentences. As for me Less suggests amount; lesser suggests degree.
 

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I really want to know their usage in the sentences. As for me Less suggests amount;lesser suggests degree.

Lesser means smaller, as in the lesser of two warriors.
Less means not as much in quantity, on an infinite scale of uncountable matter, as in less sand on your towel than mine.
 
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