Definitions for worsewɜrs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bad or ill in a greater or higher degree; inferior in excellence, quality, or character.
more unfavorable or injurious.
in less good condition; in poorer health.
(n.)that which is worse.
(adv.)in a more evil, wicked, severe, or disadvantageous manner.
with more severity, intensity, etc.; in a greater degree.
* comparative of bad and ill..
Origin of worse:
bef. 900; ME; OE wiersa (comp. adj.), wiers (adv.), c. OHG wirsiro, ON verri, Go wairsiza; cf. war2
something inferior in quality or condition or effect
"for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"
(comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
"this road is worse than the first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
changed for the worse in health or fitness
"I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse"
(comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner
"he did worse on the second exam"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
more unpleasant or less good than others
Your singing is worse than Kellie's.
to become worse
Clean the infected place, or it'll get worse.
bad to a greater degree
I performed worse than ever before.
sth that is bad to a greater degree
The economy seems bad now, but there's worse to come.
A worse condition.
His mood took a turn for the worse.
To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit.
Weapons more violent, when next we meet, / May serve to better us and worse our foes. uE000123180uE001 Milton.
More severely or seriously.
Used to start a sentence.
Her leg is infected. Still worse, she's developing a fever.
She was very ill last week but this week sheu2019s worse.
Of lower quality, less desirable.
More severe or serious.
bad, ill, evil, or corrupt, in a greater degree; more bad or evil; less good; specifically, in poorer health; more sick; -- used both in a physical and moral sense
loss; disadvantage; defeat
that which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise
in a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad
to make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'worse' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1719
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'worse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1054
Translations for worse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
bad to a greater extent
My exam results were bad but his were much worse (than mine).
- piorPortuguese (BR)
- pire (que)French
- יוֹתֵר גָרוּעHebrew
- lebih burukIndonesian
- 더 나쁜Korean
- lebih terukMalay
- verre, dårligereNorwegian
- د bad يسوي صفت، ډېر بد، زيات ناجوړ، ډېر خپه كوونكى، خورا خوابدوونكىPashto
- mai rău (decât)Romanian
- худший; ещё хужеRussian
- sämre, värreSwedish
- daha kötüTurkish
- 「bad」的比較級Chinese (Trad.)
- بد ترUrdu
- tệ hơnVietnamese
- “bad” 的比较级Chinese (Simp.)
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