Jim is a lazy man.

Jack is lazier than Jim.

They want to take either Jim or Jack for the job.

John criticize Jim as being lazy. Robert says: that criticism apply to Jack .... (meaning Jack is even lazier, so better go with Jim).

I come across words such as a fortiori and all the more. Are these any good? Better suggestions?

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    You could use all the more and get away with it, although most native speakers would be more likely to say "Jack is more so ", "Jack is even more so" or "Jack is worse". I wouldn't use a fortiori anywhere outside an academic paper or a legal document: it's so uncommon I had to look it up. Some latin phrases such as ad hoc, pro forma and pro bono have become part of normal English but a fortiori isn't one of them. – BoldBen Jan 10 at 0:56
  • In the given sentence structure all the more is the right fit. – Kris Jan 10 at 7:41

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