An example of worse used as an adverb is in the phrase "worse hate," which means to hate with more evil.
The weather suddenly got worse.
I felt worse after eating that pizza.
Of the two routes, the eastern one is the worse. She was accused of cheating on exams, lying, and worse.
She was very ill last week but this week she's worse.
Her leg is infected. Still worse, she's developing a fever.
Do not think the worse of him for his enterprise.
An example of worse are the intestinal symptoms of the flu as compared to the intestinal symptoms with a cold.
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.
This restaurant is worse than the one that used to be here.
- Whether the situation or consequences be good or ill:.For better or worse, he trusts everyone.
- To a worse condition.
- In a worse situation or condition.
- Having less income, wealth, etc.
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").