Lesser and Major


Lesser adjective - Having not so great importance or rank as another.
Usage example: it was the lesser evil of the two choices

Major is an antonym for lesser in topics: lower, inferior.


Major adjective - Sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention.

Lesser is an antonym for major in topics: main, important, bigger.

Nearby Words: majority, majored, majoring

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Firebird Trilogy Wind and Shadow: This book does not have a Dragon; instead, it has a major Big Bad and a lesser one.
  • Radio / Our Miss Brooks A Day in the Limelight: Although Miss Brooks is always the star of her shore, some episodes give lesser characters a major role: "Brooks' New Car" features a major role for Mrs. Conklin.
  • Literature / Arthas Start of Darkness: For Arthas and various other major Scourge personalities, and Kael'thas to to a lesser extent.
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