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WORSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does worse mean? 

WORSE (noun)
  The noun WORSE has 1 sense:

1. something inferior in quality or condition or effect

  Familiarity information: WORSE used as a noun is very rare.


WORSE (adjective)
  The adjective WORSE has 2 senses:

1. (comparative of 'bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
2. changed for the worse in health or fitness

  Familiarity information: WORSE used as an adjective is rare.


WORSE (adverb)
  The adverb WORSE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: WORSE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORSE (noun)


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Meaning:

Something inferior in quality or condition or effect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

for better or for worse / accused of cheating and lying and worse

Hypernyms ("worse" is a kind of...):

bad; badness (that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency)


WORSE (adjective)


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Meaning:

(comparative of 'bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability

Context examples:

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

Similar:

worsened (made or become worse; impaired)

Domain usage:

comparative (the comparative form of an adjective)

Antonym:

better ((comparative of 'good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another)


Sense 2worse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Changed for the worse in health or fitness

Synonyms:

worsened; worse

Context examples:

I feel worse today / her cold is worse

Antonym:

better ((comparative of 'good') changed for the better in health or fitness)


WORSE (adverb)


Sense 1worse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Context example:

he did worse on the second exam

Domain usage:

comparative (the comparative form of an adjective)


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