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lesser

adjective ancillary, baser, diminished, humbler, inferior, junior, less considerable, lower, mediocre, minor, more modest, secondary, second-rate, shorter, simpler, slighter, smaller, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, under, unimportant
Associated concepts: lesser charge, lesser included offense
See also: ancillary, inferior, mediocre, minimal, minor, secondary, subaltern, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary
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In general, most Republicans (59%) seem to be rooting for the Democrat they perceive as the lesser of two evils -- 33% prefer Obama because they are more worried about Clinton being elected and 26% prefer Clinton because they are more worried about Obama being elected.
I resign myself to carry out the unpleasant task in November of choosing the lesser of two evils, but I await that day when common folks finally become conscious of the power Representative Sanders reminds us that we potentially hold.
Or is it more likely that assisted living is seen simply as the lesser of two evils when compared to nursing homes?
And around the region, many Arabs were not even willing to call the Americans the lesser of two evils.
For Mr Hain, war is the lesser of two evils to rid the world of such a despot.
Voters should be motivated to vote for their true favorites rather than feeling pressured by a bad voting system into voting for the lesser of two evils.
And we must look the other way, the "outside chorus" will chime, because Iran is the lesser of two evils, and we must have its support against the greater evil -- Iraq.
left rivals and public interest groups sizing up the lesser of two evils.
The lesser of two evils would be to fix the numbers before the quarterly report goes out.
It was afraid of losing business to competitors and chose the lesser of two evils to compete.
To a large extent, this was the lesser of two evils for the Nazis.
The BEBE members believe choosing between Clinton and Dole for most African Americans is a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils.