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(Fewer), adjective a decreased number, a limited number, a reduced number, a restricted number of, a smaller number, cutback, diluted, diminished, fewer, hardly any, in decline, lessened, lesser, limited, little, minus, not as many, not as much, pared down, reduced, slighter, smaller
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less

(Inferior), adjective attenuated, belittled, beneath, circumscribed, cutback, declined, decreased, deficient, deflated, depressed, diluted, dissipated, dropped, eroded, fallen, in decline, inferior, insignificant, junior, lessened, lesser, lower, lowered, mediocre, minimized, minor, pared down, reduced, scaled-down, secondary, subordinate, watered-down, weakened
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Compared to one year ago, domestic mills are paying an average of $47 less per ton for Prompt Industrial grades, $28 per ton less for No.
adult population read literature; and in 2002, the percentage declined to less than 47 percent.
For young adults ages 18 to 24, nearly 43 percent read literature, slightly less than about 47 percent of all adults.
Very-low-birth-weight individuals had significantly less educated mothers than controls: When the children were eight, 17% of the mothers of very-low-birth-weight individuals had not graduated from high school, compared with 11% of those of controls.
In multivariate analyses of educational attainment, very-low-birth-weight individuals were significantly less likely than controls to have graduated from high school by age 20 (odds ratio, 0.6), and those who had graduated had done so at an older mean age (18.2 years vs.
On the fourth day of Christmas, health care gave to me: "Four more cost-based years (Non-PPS)..." (Kevin Cornish, Senior Manager Post-Acute Care Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP) Three upward trends, two less regulations, and a patient-first philosophy.
On the fifth day of Christmas, health care gave to me: "Five fewer m-e-e-t-i-n-g-s...!" (Monika White, CEO, Center for Healthy Aging), Four more cost-based years, three upward trends, two less regulations, and a patient-first philosophy.
None of those is enough to allow Canada Dry to put a "less sugar" claim on the label.
"Bob Evans has 53% less fat, so it shrinks less," says the ad.
To reach it, people will eat some foods with more than 30 percent of calories from fat and some with less. Only foods with considerably less are truly "low-fat."