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LESS, for unless. Not in use.

LESS, A terminating syllable of many nouns and some adjectives. Hence it is a privative word, denoting destitution as a witless man, a man destitute of wit childless, without children fatherless faithless penniless lawless, &c.

LESS, a. Smaller not so large or great as a less quantity or number a horse of less size or value. We are all destined to suffer affliction in a greater or less degree.

LESS, adv. Not so much in a smaller or lower degree as less bright or loud less beautiful less obliging less careful. The less a man praises himself, the more disposed are others to praise him.

LESS, n.

1. Not so much.

They gathered some more, some less. Exodus 16 .

2. An inferior.

The less is blessed by the better. Hebrews 7 .

LESS, To make less. Not in use.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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