While the dietary recommendations are still less than ideal, these programs are working.
Ten minutes later, still less than halfway through the heat, he found his second 10.
Mary Cheney, a lesbian who married her longtime partner last year, was still less impressed.
Old English læs (adv.), læssa (adj.), comparative of læs "small;" from Proto-Germanic *lais-izo "smaller" (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian les "less;" Middle Dutch lise "soft, gentle," German leise "soft"), from PIE root *leis- "small" (cf. Lithuanian liesas "thin"). Formerly also "younger," as a translation of Latin minor, a sense now obsolete except in James the Less. Used as a comparative of little, but not related to it. The noun is Old English læsse.