Less vs Lesser – What’s the Difference?

The words “less” and “lesser” are always confusing. In this article, we will see the difference between less and lesser.

Less vs Lesser – Difference

The difference between “less” and “lesser” is given in the following table.

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LessLesser
It is used to denote ‘smaller in size‘; measurement, duration; number, etc.It is used to denote ‘not so great as the other one‘ or ‘not as great in size, amount, or importance as something/somebody else‘.
The word “than” is used after the word “less”.The word “than” is not used after the word “lesser”.
It is used as a noun, an adverb, and an adjective.It is used as an adverb or an adjective.
Example-
My friend’s income is less than mine.
Example-
Choose the lesser laborious of the three.

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