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What is the opposite of greater?

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Opposite of more superior in quality or caliber
“Unfortunately, the quality of our latest product is of a poorer standard compared to our competition.”
Opposite of great, or greater than normal, in quantity or size
“He deliberately consumed lower amounts of carbohydrates to induce ketosis.”
Opposite of of great size
“He carried his coins in a small leather pouch in his pocket.”
(also used as noun or determiner in some contexts) Opposite of superlative degree of much or many
“The team that scores the least number of points loses.”
Opposite of more significant in elevation
“The view from the top of the lower hill was rather limited and uninspiring.”
Opposite of a greater amount
“I felt reduced pain after having my wound bandaged.”
Opposite of more favorable
“Many people now had a lower opinion of him due to his string of poor performances.”
Opposite of exceeding all others
Opposite of comparative for impressive or striking
“The mud hut was an unimpressive example in housebuilding.”
Opposite of comparative for recognized for one's power, talents or achievements
“The class focused on the lesser-known inconspicuous religious leaders of the last century.”
Opposite of comparative for of significant importance or consequence
“It was an insignificant decision with trivial repercussions.”
(often followed by 'at') Opposite of comparative for skilful or adroit
“He had never been athletically gifted and remained incompetent at sports.”
(informal) Opposite of comparative for very good
“The food at the cafe was awful.”
Opposite of comparative for possessing enthusiasm or passion
“I'm an unenthusiastic cynic of Kanye West's music.”
Opposite of comparative for having, or characterized by, a generous nature
“The narcissist was known for his selfish acts of self-aggrandizement.”
Opposite of comparative for belonging to, or characteristic of, the aristocracy
“Oligarchies are established through these alliances and society is divided between patrician rulers and plebeian slaves.”
Opposite of comparative for lasting or extending for a great period of time
“It has only been a brief while since we last met.”
(informal, intensifier) Opposite of comparative for extreme or absolute in degree
“It was a disappointing and sub-standard performance by the tennis player.”
Opposite of to a greater degree of excellence
“He knows the industry to a lesser degree compared to the other candidates.”
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