Definition of no less in US English:

no less


  • 1Used to suggest, often ironically, that something is surprising or impressive.

    ‘Peter cooked dinner—fillet steak and champagne, no less’
    • ‘So it wants a legal framework to bring about the industrialisation of drug production, no less.’
    • ‘Day three took us to a site no less impressive, aptly named Mysterious Lagoon.’
    • ‘Our route took us to the village of West Lilling and involved a climb to 100 feet no less.’
    • ‘It felt like aeons before she said we were on, and then furnished us with VIP passes no less!’
    • ‘Impending parenthood is a fertile time for dreams, no less for fathers than for mothers.’
    • ‘I justify my call with reference to the philosophy of a former Warden of Wadham, no less.’
    • ‘Among the many highlights of the Craft Fair will be the arrival of Santa by boat no less.’
    • ‘Having scooped a major award, covered by the Times no less, neither paper has said a thing about this!’
    1. 1.1no less than Used to emphasize a surprisingly large amount.
      • ‘A global race is under way as no less than four separate research teams compete to make archaeological history.’
      • ‘During his long association with the club, Parkes performed the role on no less than six separate occasions.’
      • ‘That test has been applied in this Court on no less than eight subsequent occasions.’
      • ‘A decade later there were no less than four churches, as well as a public school and post office.’
      • ‘After all, in their case, the plate on their car could amount to no less than one third of the price of the car.’
      • ‘Another city drawing inspiration from the past is Coventry, with no less than 26 twins.’
      • ‘On Easter Sunday there are no less than three helpings of jazz in York.’
      • ‘If you include the doll made in his likeness, there are no less than six incarnations of Pekar in the film.’
      • ‘That song was picked up by Chris Evans and played no less than three times on his radio show in one sitting.’
      • ‘Within two days of the departure of Davies, Nevin had written no less than 33 names into his notepad.’
      at the minimum, no less than, not less than
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