What does worse mean?

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Wiktionary

  1. worsenoun

    A worse condition.

    His mood took a turn for the worse.

  2. worseverb

    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.

  3. worseadverb

    Less skillfully.

  4. worseadverb

    More severely or seriously.

  5. worseadverb

    Used to start a sentence.

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

  6. worseadjective

    More ill.

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

  7. worseadjective

    Of lower quality, less desirable.

  8. worseadjective

    More severe or serious.

  9. worseadjective

    More evil.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worseadjective

    something inferior in quality or condition or effect

    "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"

  2. worseadjective

    (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"

  3. worse, worsenedadverb

    changed for the worse in health or fitness

    "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse"

  4. worseadverb

    (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner

    "he did worse on the second exam"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worse

    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

    Etymology: [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.]

  2. Worsenoun

    loss; disadvantage; defeat

    Etymology: [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.]

  3. Worsenoun

    that which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise

    Etymology: [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.]

  4. Worseadjective

    in a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad

    Etymology: [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.]

  5. Worseverb

    to make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v

    Etymology: [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Worse

    wurs, adj. (used as comp. of bad) bad or evil in a greater degree: more sick.—adv. bad in a higher degree: less: (Shak.) with more severity.—v.t. (obs.) to worst.—v.i. Wor′sen, to grow worse.—v.t. to make worse.—adv. Wor′ser, a redundant comparative of worse.—The worse, defeat, disadvantage. [A.S. wyrsa, from wiers-sa from wirsiza (Goth. wairsiza), formed with comp. suffix -iz from a Teut. root wers, found in Ger. ver-wirren, to confuse.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worse' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1719

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1054

Anagrams for worse »

  1. owers, resow, serow, sorwe, sower, sowre, swore, WOREs

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of worse in a Sentence

  1. Marc Hellingrath:

    The liquidity situation is extremely tight, we see regulatory headwinds coming further and further down the road, so we expect liquidity to get even worse.

  2. Brandi Newsome:

    This cough is usually worse than just a mere nuisance, it’s very dry, hacky, and in fits. It kind of reminds you of whooping cough.

  3. Douglas William Jerrold:

    Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.

  4. Caylla Facemyer:

    It looks even worse in person.

  5. Espen Barth Eide:

    Not only do you not reap the benefits, it makes things worse, the quest for resources becomes a part of the division and fuels further division.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. currish
    • B. repugnant
    • C. usurious
    • D. askant

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