What does worse mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worse(adj)

    something inferior in quality or condition or effect

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

  2. worse(adj)

    (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, worsened(adverb)

    changed for the worse in health or fitness

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

  4. worse(adverb)

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

    "he did worse on the second exam"

Wiktionary

  1. worse(Noun)

    A worse condition.

    His mood took a turn for the worse.

  2. worse(Verb)

    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. worse(Adverb)

    Less skillfully.

  4. worse(Adverb)

    More severely or seriously.

  5. worse(Adverb)

    Used to start a sentence.

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

  6. worse(Adjective)

    More ill.

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

  7. worse(Adjective)

    Of lower quality, less desirable.

  8. worse(Adjective)

    More severe or serious.

  9. worse(Adjective)

    More evil.

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. Worse(noun)

    loss; disadvantage; defeat

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

  3. Worse(noun)

    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. Worse(adj)

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

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

  5. Worse(verb)

    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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How to say worse in sign language?

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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. Flavio Volpe:

    This could not be a worse time to make a dumb move.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The more a person could truly understand the people, the more difficult it becomes actually for her/him to stand with them often unless and until s/he is really worse than them.

  3. Anonymous:

    Everyone will experience failure for something. But the worse failure is not being able to conquer yourself.

  4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    You cannot slander human nature it is worse than words can paint it.

  5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse than worthless; no book that is not worth preserving, if its existence may be tolerated; as there may be some men whom it may be proper to hang, but none should be suffered to starve.

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