Meaning of less than in English:

less than

phrase

  • Far from; certainly not.

    ‘Mitch looked less than happy’
    • ‘the data was less than ideal’
    • ‘The examination she was put through was less than thorough’
    • ‘There was some constant fuzz on the track, so the clarity was less than perfect.’
    • ‘Graham was less than pleased.’
    • ‘David seemed less than delighted with the new situation.’
    • ‘Due to poor promotion a less than adequate turnout was achieved.’