Worse meaning

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Worse means in a less acceptable way or manner.

An example of worse used as an adverb is in the phrase "worse hate," which means to hate with more evil.

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More severe or unfavorable.

The weather suddenly got worse.

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Being further from a standard; less desirable or satisfactory.
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Being in poorer health; more ill.

I felt worse after eating that pizza.

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Something that is worse.

Of the two routes, the eastern one is the worse. She was accused of cheating on exams, lying, and worse.

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In a worse manner; to a worse degree.
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In poorer health or physical condition; more ill; less well.
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In a less favorable condition; in a less satisfactory situation.
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In a worse manner or way.
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To a worse extent or degree.
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That which is worse.
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Comparative form of bad: more bad.

Your exam results are worse than before.

The harder you try, the worse you do.

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More ill.

She was very ill last week but this week she's worse.

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Comparative form of badly: more badly.

He drives worse than anyone I know.

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Comparative form of ill: more ill.

He's worse-mannered than she is.

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Less skillfully.
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More severely or seriously.
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(sentence adverb) Used to start a sentence describing something that is worse.

Her leg is infected. Still worse, she's developing a fever.

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(obsolete) To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit.
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That which is worse; something less good.

Do not think the worse of him for his enterprise.

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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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The definition of worse is less acceptable or less healthy.

An example of worse used as an adjective is in the sentence, "The flu is worse than a cold," which means that the flu makes people sicker than a cold.

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More inferior, as in quality, condition, or effect.

This restaurant is worse than the one that used to be here.

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for better or (for) worse
  • Whether the situation or consequences be good or ill:.
    For better or worse, he trusts everyone.
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for the worse
  • To a worse condition.
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worse off
  • In a worse situation or condition.
  • Having less income, wealth, etc.
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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