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[wur-ser] /ˈwɜr sər/
adjective, adverb, Nonstandard.
1. Unabridged
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  • "I cannot but say that, like Martha, you have chosen the worser part," continued the letter.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope
  • He answered, that no worser should befall him than he had caused to better men than he.

    In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt
  • Well, all I can say is he is a thief and his whole family is thieves, the one worser as the other.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • And—I'm afraid I'm beginning to be firsty too, and that's worser than being nungry.

    Robin Redbreast Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • I am no worser sinner than thousands of other men and women.

    The White Lady of Hazelwood Emily Sarah Holt
  • The more I turned about in my hammock, the hotter and worser I got.

    Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn
  • “Dat is better and better—I mean to say, worser and worser,” replied the corporal.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • A man that starves his body is ill off, but a man that starves his soul is yet worser.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for worser


an archaic or nonstandard word for worse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for worser

double comparative; see worse + -er (2). Attested from late 15c. and common 16c.-17c. Worsers "(one's) inferiors" is from 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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