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fewer

[ fyoo-er ]
/ ˈfyu ər /
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adjective

of a smaller number: fewer words and more action.

pronoun

(used with a plural verb) a smaller number: Fewer have come than we hoped.

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Origin of fewer

Middle English feue, feawe. fewe fewere, Old English fēawera, genitive plural of fēawa few;see -er4

words often confused with fewer

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH fewer

fewer , less (see confusables note at less)
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