Definition of Worse

1. Noun. Something inferior in quality or condition or effect. "Accused of cheating and lying and worse"

Generic synonyms: Bad, Badness



2. Adjective. (comparative of 'bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability. "She was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
Language type: Comparative, Comparative Degree
Similar to: Worsened
Antonyms: Better

3. Adverb. (comparative of 'ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner. "He did worse on the second exam"

4. Adjective. Changed for the worse in health or fitness. "Her cold is worse"
Exact synonyms: Worsened
Antonyms: Better

Definition of Worse

1. a. 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.

2. n. Loss; disadvantage; defeat.

3. adv. In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.

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

5. a. 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.

6. n. Loss; disadvantage; defeat.

7. adv. In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.

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

Definition of Worse

1. Adjective. (comparative of bad) ¹

2. Adjective. More ill. ¹

3. Adjective. Of lower quality, less desirable. ¹

4. Adjective. More severe or serious. ¹

5. Adjective. More evil. ¹

6. Adverb. (comparative of badly) ¹

7. Adverb. (comparative of ill) ¹

8. Adverb. Less skillfully. ¹

9. Adverb. More severely or seriously. ¹

10. Adverb. (qualifier sentence adverb) Used to start a sentence. ¹

11. Noun. A worse condition. ¹

12. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Worse

1. something that is worse (bad in a greater degree) [n -S]

Medical Definition of Worse

1. Of Bad. [OE. Werse, worse, wurse, AS. Wiersa, wyrsa, a comparative with no corresponding positive; akin to OS. Wirsa, OFries. Wirra, OHG. Wirsiro, Icel. Verri, Sw. Varre, Dan. Varre, Goth. Wairsiza, and probably to OHG. Werran to bring into confusion, E. War, and L. Verrere to sweep, sweep along. As bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are used in lieu of them, although etymologically they have no relation to bad. 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. "Or worse, if men worse can devise." (Chaucer) "[She] was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse." (Mark v. 26) "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse." (2 Tim. Iii. 13) "There are men who seem to believe they are not bad while another can be found worse." (Rambler) ""But I love him." "Love him? Worse and worse."" (Gay) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Worse

worry
worry-wart
worry wart
worrycow
worrycows
worryguts
worrying
worryingly
worryings
worrylines
worryment
worryments
worrywart
worrywarts
wors
worse (current term)
worse-off
worse for wear
worse light
worse off
worse things happen at sea
worsed
worsen
worsened
worseness
worsening
worsenings
worsens
worser
worses

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