Worse Definition

wûrs
adjective
Webster's New World
Of inferior quality or condition.
Webster's New World
Bad, evil, harmful, unpleasant, etc. in a greater degree; less good.
Webster's New World
More severe or unfavorable.
The weather suddenly got worse.
American Heritage
In a less favorable condition; in a less satisfactory situation.
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Synonyms:
blackertougherpoorernaughtierharderbittererfoulergrossermeanersickervilerweakercorrupterbiggerbaser
Antonyms:
betterrighterjustertruerworthier
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noun
That which is worse.
Webster's New World
Worse is defined as that which is less healthy or less acceptable.
An example of worse are the intestinal symptoms of the flu as compared to the intestinal symptoms with a cold.
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adverb
Webster's New World
To a worse extent or degree.
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In a worse manner or way.
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Comparative form of ill: more ill.

He's worse-mannered than she is.
Wiktionary
Less skillfully.
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verb

(obsolete) To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit.

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Origin of Worse

  • Middle English from Old English wyrsa wers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English wyrsa. Cognate with Dutch wers (“worse").

    From Wiktionary

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