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lesser

1 adjective smaller, less important níos lú  c m uis lú  c m unach bhfuil chomh tábhachtachhe was offered a lesser position táirgeadh post dó nach raibh chomh tábhachtach céannashe was charged with the lesser offence of manslaughter cúisíodh í i ndúnorgain, cion nach bhfuil chomh tromchúiseach lesser mortals na gnáthdhaoine, an chosmhuintir 2 adjective in names of animals and plants BOT, ZOOLbeag adj1  c m umion- preflesser eagle-owl rí-ulchabhán beaglesser kestrel mionphocaire gaoithe
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3 adverblesser used medicines cógais nach n-úsáidtear a oiread sinlesser known musicians ceoltóirí nach bhfuil a oiread sin clú orthu
phrases

a lesser man/woman/person

many a lesser man might have given up, but he gave it one last go is iomaí fear eile a d'éireodh as, ach thug sé iarraidh amháin eile air

the lesser of two evils

(also

the lesser evil

) rogha an dá dhíogha

to a lesser extent

(also

to a lesser degree

) I also like going to Scotland but to a lesser extent is maith liom dul go hAlbain fosta, ach ní a oiread céanna

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