/ 5lesE(r); `lZsL/ adj [attrib 作定语]
not as great as the other(s) 较小的; 较少的; 次要的: one of the author's lesser works 该作者的一部次要的着作 * He's stubborn, and so is she, but to a lesser degree, ie not as much. 他很固执, 她也是, 只是程度差些. * one of the lesser lights (ie less prominent members) of his profession 他那一行的一个次要人物.
(idm 习语) the ,lesser of two `evils the less harmful of two bad choices 两害相权其中之轻者.