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worse

 (wûrs)
adj.Comparative of bad1 ill
1. More inferior, as in quality, condition, or effect: This restaurant is worse than the one that used to be here.
2. More severe or unfavorable: The weather suddenly got worse.
3. Being further from a standard; less desirable or satisfactory.
4. Being in poorer health; more ill: I felt worse after eating that pizza.
n.
Something that is worse: Of the two routes, the eastern one is the worse. She was accused of cheating on exams, lying, and worse.
adv.Comparative of badly ill
In a worse manner; to a worse degree.
Idiom:
for better or (for) worse
Whether the situation or consequences be good or ill: For better or worse, he trusts everyone.

[Middle English, from Old English wyrsa; see wers- in Indo-European roots.]

worse

(wɜːs)
adj
1. the comparative of bad1
2. none the worse for not harmed by (adverse events or circumstances)
3. the worse for wear
a. shabby or worn
b. a slang term for drunk
4. worse luck! informal unhappily; unfortunately
5. worse off (postpositive) in a worse, esp a worse financial, condition
n
6. something that is worse
7. for the worse into a less desirable or inferior state or condition: a change for the worse.
8. go from bad to worse to deteriorate even more
adv
9. in a more severe or unpleasant manner
10. in a less effective or successful manner
[Old English wiersa; related to Old Frisian werra, Old High German wirsiro, Old Norse verri, Gothic wairsiza]

worse

(wɜrs)

adj. comparative of bad and ill.
1. bad or ill in a greater or higher degree; inferior in excellence, quality, or character.
2. more unfavorable or injurious.
3. in less good condition; in poorer health.
n.
4. that which is worse.
adv.
5. in a more evil, wicked, severe, or disadvantageous manner.
6. with more severity, intensity, etc.; in a greater degree.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wiersa (comp. adj.), wiers (adv.), c. Old High German wirsiro, Old Norse verri, Gothic wairsiza; compare war2]

worse

Worse is the comparative form of bad and the usual comparative form of badly.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worse - something inferior in quality or condition or effect; "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"
bad, badness - that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
Adj.1.worse - (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"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
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; "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history"
2.worse - changed for the worse in health or fitnessworse - changed for the worse in health or fitness; "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse"
better - (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness; "her health is better now"; "I feel better"
Adv.1.worse - (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner; "he did worse on the second exam"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
Translations
أتْعَبأَسْوَأأسْوأالأسْوأبصورةٍ أسْوأ
horšíhůř
værreværste
pli malbona
بدتر
huonomminhuonompi
goregori
betegebbkellemetlenebbrosszabbrosszabbul
sá verriskána; versnaverrverri
さらに。。。悪い一層悪い一層悪く
더 나쁘게더 나쁜
apsinešiojęsblogiaukas blogesnispablogėtisilpnesnis
ļaunākļaunākaisļaunākssliktāksliktākais
horšíhoršienie tak dobre
poslabšati seslabše
värre
แย่กว่าแย่ลง
daha kötüsüdaha kötüdaha kötü bir şekildedaha hasta
xấu đixấu hơn

worse

[wɜːs]
A. ADJ COMPAR of badpeor
his essay is worse than yourssu trabajo es peor que el tuyo
it could be worsepodría ser peor
it's even worse than we'd predictedes todavía peor de lo que habíamos pronosticado
to get worse [weather, situation, crime] → empeorar; [patient] → empeorar, ponerse peor
my cold is getting worsemi resfriado va a peor
my eyesight is getting worsemi vista va a peor, cada vez veo peor, cada vez tengo peor vista
his behaviour is getting worsesu comportamiento es cada vez peor
to get worse and worseponerse cada vez peor, ir de mal en peor
things will get worse before they get betterlas cosas empeorarán antes de que se les vea la punta
it gets worse (preparing sb for bad news) → lo peor no es eso
to make sth worseempeorar algo
it'll only make matters or things worsesólo empeorará las cosas
and, to make matters worse,y, para colmo de desgracia, ...
he appeared none the worse for his ordealno parecía desmejorado a pesar de su terrible experiencia
there's nothing worse thanno hay nada peor que ...
it's like last time, only worsees como la última vez, sólo que peor
to be the worse for drinkir cargado de copas
what was worsepara colmo (de males)
see also bad, bark, better, wear
B. ADV COMPAR of badlypeor
I sang worse than he did or than himyo cantaba peor que él
you could or might do worse than give her a callsería aconsejable que la llamarás
C. N it's a change for the worsees un cambio a peor
there was worse to come; worse was to comelo peor todavía estaba por verse, aún quedaba lo peor
see also turn

worse

[ˈwɜːrs]
adj
(= less good) → pire
even worse → encore pire
My results were bad, but his were even worse → Mes notes étaient mauvaises, mais les siennes étaient encore pires.
It was even worse than that → C'était encore pire que ça.
(= more serious or severe) to make things worse → aggraver les choses
Don't say anything, you'll only make things worse → Ne dites rien, vous ne ferez qu'aggraver les choses.
to get worse [condition, situation] → empirer, se dégrader
a change for the worse → une détérioration, une dégradation
(= more ill) → plus mal
I'm feeling worse → Je me sens plus mal.
She got worse in the night and died the next day
BUT Son état a empiré pendant la nuit et elle est morte le lendemain.
(= more unhappy) → plus mal
She felt worse → Elle allait plus mal.
(= more badly behaved) → pire
He's naughty but his brother's worse → Il est vilain mais son frère est pire., Il est vilain mais son frère l'est encore plus.
adv
(= less well) → plus mal
He did even worse in his exams than his sister → Il a encore moins bien réussi ses examens que sa sœur.
you could do worse → vous pourriez faire pire
you could do worse than to ... → vous pourriez faire pire que de ...
[rain, hurt]
It was raining worse than ever → Il pleuvait comme jamais.
My leg was hurting worse than before → J'avais mal à la jambe comme jamais.
npire m
Worse was to come → Le pire était à venir.
the worse for
If you don't come, then so much the worse for you! → Si tu ne viens pas, tant pis pour toi!
to be none the worse for sth
He is none the worse for it → Il ne s'en porte pas plus mal.
They are none the worse for the fifteen hour journey → Les quinze heures de voyage ne semblent pas les avoir affectés.

worse

adj comp of badschlechter; (morally, with bad consequences) → schlimmer, ärger; it gets worse and worsees wird immer schlimmer; the patient is worse than he was yesterdaydem Patienten geht es schlechter als gestern; the patient is getting worseder Zustand des Patienten verschlechtert sich or wird schlechter; and to make matters worseund zu allem Übel; his “corrections” only made it worseer hat alles nur verschlimmbessert; it could have been worsees hätte schlimmer kommen können; worse luck!(so ein) Pech!; it will be the worse for youdas wird für dich unangenehme Folgen haben; so much the worse for himumso schlimmer; to be the worse for drinkbetrunken sein; he’s none the worse for iter hat sich nichts dabei getan, es ist ihm nichts dabei passiert; you’ll be none the worse for some worketwas Arbeit wird dir nicht schaden; I don’t think any the worse of you for itich halte deswegen aber nicht weniger von dir; worse things happen at sea (inf)es könnte schlimmer sein
adv comp of badlyschlechter; it hurts worsees tut mehr weh; to be worse off than …schlechter dran sein als … (inf), → in einer schlechteren Lage sein als …; I could do a lot worse than accept their offeres wäre bestimmt kein Fehler, wenn ich das Angebot annähme
nSchlechtere(s) nt; (morally, with regard to consequences) → Schlimmere(s) nt; there is worse to comees kommt noch schlimmer; it’s changed for the worsees hat sich zum Schlechteren gewendet

worse

[wɜːs]
1. adj comp of badpeggiore
worse than → peggio or peggiore di
the situation is worse than we expected → la situazione è peggiore di quanto ci aspettassimo
it's worse than ever → è peggio che mai
it could have been worse! → poteva andare peggio!
he was the worse for drink (fam) → aveva un po' bevuto
he is none the worse for it → non ha avuto brutte conseguenze
to get worse, grow worse → peggiorare
it gets worse and worse → va peggiorando (sempre di più)
so much the worse for you! → tanto peggio per te!
I've got to work this weekend, worse luck → devo lavorare questo fine settimana, sfortunatamente
2. adv comp of badlypeggio
she's behaving worse than ever → si comporta peggio che mai
I don't think any the worse of you → non per questo ti stimo meno
I won't think any the worse of you (for having done) → non ti stimerò di meno (per aver fatto)
you might do worse than (to) marry him → sposare lui non è il male peggiore
3. npeggio
a change for the worse → un cambiamento in peggio, un peggioramento
worse followed → a questo seguì il peggio
there is worse to come → il peggio deve ancora venire

worse

(wəːs) adjective
1. bad to a greater extent. My exam results were bad but his were much worse (than mine).
2. not so well. I feel worse today than I did last week.
3. more unpleasant. Waiting for exam results is worse than sitting the exams.
adverb
not so well. He behaves worse now than he did as a child.
pronoun
someone or something which is bad to a greater extent than the other (of two people, things etc). the worse of the two alternatives.
ˈworsen verb
to (cause to) grow worse. The situation has worsened.
none the worse for
not in any way harmed by. The child was lost in the supermarket but fortunately was none the worse for his experience.
the worse for wear
becoming worn out. These chairs are the worse for wear.

worse

أَسْوَأ, بِطَرِيقَةٍ أَسْوَأ horší, hůř værre schlechter χειρότερα, χειρότερος peor huonommin, huonompi pire gore, gori peggio, peggiore 一層悪い, 一層悪く 더 나쁘게, 더 나쁜 slechter verre gorszy, gorzej pior худший, хуже värre แย่กว่า, แย่ลง daha kötü, daha kötüsü xấu đi, xấu hơn 更坏地, 更坏的

worse

(comp de bad y badly) adj & adv peor; to get — empeorar, agravarse; to make — agravar, empeorar; Is there anything that makes the pain worse? ..¿Hay algo que le agrave el dolor?
References in classic literature ?
Since the objects of imitation are men in action, and these men must be either of a higher or a lower type (for moral character mainly answers to these divisions, goodness and badness being the distinguishing marks of moral differences), it follows that we must represent men either as better than in real life, or as worse, or as they are.
His pseudo-orders during the battle were also no worse than formerly, but much the same as usual.
But I had too much to say to him to be affronted, and told him in few words, that I was far from coming to insult him, but at best I came to condole mutually; that he would be easily satisfied that I had no such view, when I should tell him that my condition was worse than his, and that many ways.
He ceas'd, and next him MOLOC, Scepter'd King Stood up, the strongest and the fiercest Spirit That fought in Heav'n; now fiercer by despair: His trust was with th' Eternal to be deem'd Equal in strength, and rather then be less Car'd not to be at all; with that care lost Went all his fear: of God, or Hell, or worse He reckd not, and these words thereafter spake.
Factious followers are worse to be liked, which follow not upon affection to him, with whom they range themselves, but upon discontentment conceived against some other; whereupon commonly ensueth that ill intelligence, that we many times see between great personages.
You forget the duty, Desiree," observed the military trader; "this compromise law is a thousand times worse than any law we have ever had in America.
Edgar had been worse than ordinary, a thing never known from his confession, but guessed both by her and me from his increased silence and the melancholy of his countenance.
No--not worse," said Adam, bitterly; "I don't believe it's worse-- I'd sooner do it--I'd sooner do a wickedness as I could suffer for by myself than ha' brought HER to do wickedness and then stand by and see 'em punish her while they let me alone; and all for a bit o' pleasure, as, if he'd had a man's heart in him, he'd ha' cut his hand off sooner than he'd ha' taken it.
The government of Crete bears a near resemblance to this, in some few particulars it is not worse, but in general it is far inferior in its contrivance.
When you open this paper, therefore, you will find something which may enable you, with industry, to get an honest livelihood; but if you employ it to worse purposes, I shall not think myself obliged to supply you farther, being resolved, from this day forward, to converse no more with you on any account.
I felt worse and worse --at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favor to give me a good slippering for my misbehavior; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed such an unendurable length of time.
For he argued thus: "that the use of speech was to make us understand one another, and to receive information of facts; now, if any one said the thing which was not, these ends were defeated, because I cannot properly be said to understand him; and I am so far from receiving information, that he leaves me worse than in ignorance; for I am led to believe a thing black, when it is white, and short, when it is long.