Definitions of worse

  1. changed for the worse in health or fitness; " I feel worse today"; " her cold is worse"
  2. something inferior in quality or condition or effect; " for better or for worse"; " accused of cheating and lying and worse"
  3. ( comparative of ` ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner; " he did worse on the second exam"
  4. ( 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"
  5. Loss; disadvantage; defeat.
  6. That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise.
  7. In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.
  8. To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v.
  9. 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.
  10. Comparative of bad; bad or ill to a larger extent; more evil or corrupt; less good; more sick; as, the patient is worse.
  11. In a less good manner or degree.
  12. That which is less good.
  13. ( used as comp. of BAD), Bad or evil in a greater degree: more sick.
  14. Bad in a higher degree.
  15. In a manner more evil or bad.
  16. More bad; more sick.
  17. As compar, of bad, ill, evil, and the More evil, unworthy, objectionable, unfortunate, etc.; in a more evil manner.
  18. 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.
  19. Loss; not the advantage; something less good.
  20. Used as the comparative of the adjective bad; bad or ill in a greater degree; more depraved and corrupt.
  21. 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".

Quotes of worse

  1. The idea of infection began to be taken far more seriously than it ever had before. Hospitals transformed themselves in response to the new plague- sometimes for the better, but often for the worse as when, in fear, they cast their ulcerated patients out into the streets. – Peter Lewis Allen
  2. Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it. – Russell Baker
  3. The joke that I make is that there are instances on the TV series that happen to me, - except on Sex and the City they always make it better or worse than real life and I am actually saying that in a joking way. – Candace Bushnell
  4. Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de -humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship. – William Glasser
  5. There's nothing worse than having everybody thinking alike, talking alike and having the same direction in mind. It gets stale that way. – Alex Van Halen
  6. There's nothing worse I guess, than being black in an all -white church or being southern and being a liberal. – Lee Hazlewood
  7. In fact, the bandits steal the drinks and assistance provided along the course. Worse they cross the finish line and mess up the scoring of legitimate runners. – Joe Henderson
  8. The Irish Government can no longer stand by and see innocent people injured and perhaps worse – Jack Lynch
  9. Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse – Allan Massie
  10. I was always very grateful to 'em and am grateful to 'em now. I went back a couple of years ago and did their 20th anniversary show. But the longer I stayed on Hee Haw, the worse things got for me musically. – Buck Owens
  11. I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized. – Manuel Puig
  12. There are people worse off than me. I've had a very long run. I'm fine really. I'm just old. – Barry Took
  13. The housing market will get worse before it gets better. – James Wilson
  14. A relationship is lovely if you're happy, comfortable in it and you really like the person. I can think of nothing better. But there's nothing worse than having a relationship in which you feel no interest. – Susannah York
  15. Beauty is often worse than wine; intoxicating both the holder and beholder. – John Zimmerman

Usage examples for worse

  1. I am none the worse for it all." – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. And they are going to get worse – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  3. I'm sorry if I've made it worse – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. You mean Dick's worse – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  5. It will be worse for him if he is never to find you again. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  6. It's like what you said about nothing being big or little, only it's worse – The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth
  7. This morning I am worse – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  8. " Your luck has been worse than mine. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  9. " It's worse than that," she replied. – His Second Wife by Ernest Poole
  10. Yes, and he's getting worse – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  11. Ye may not be a thraitor, but ye're worse – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  12. A life such as mine could make one do worse than that. – Redemption and Two Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
  13. They only seemed to make things worse – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. " Very well, but any change seems as if it might be for the worse she said. – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  15. How much worse do you think this is going to get? – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  16. But there was another thing worse than that. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  17. But if I do, it won't last long, and then we'll be worse off than ever. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  18. Worse than we thought. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  19. Ye're worse than a set o' bairns in their play- a. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. They always make it hurt worse – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown

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