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Definitions of worse

  1. To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which is less good. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Loss; not the advantage; something less good. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Not the advantage; loss, as, "Judah was put to the worse"; something less good, as, "he does not think the worse of him for it". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. In a manner more evil or bad. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. More bad; more sick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner; "he did worse on the second exam" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. In a less good manner or degree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Bad in a higher degree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. changed for the worse in health or fitness; "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Comparative of bad; bad or ill to a larger extent; more evil or corrupt; less good; more sick; as, the patient is worse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. (used as comp. of BAD), Bad or evil in a greater degree: more sick. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The comparative of bad, evil or ill; bad, evil or ill in a greater degree; more depraved and corrupt, in a moral sense; in regard to health, more unwell or more sick; more bad; less perfect or good. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Used as the comparative of the adjective bad; bad or ill in a greater degree; more depraved and corrupt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for worse

  1. Worse than we thought. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  2. " Very well, but any change seems as if it might be for the worse she said. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
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