adjective, comparative of bad and ill, withworst as superlative.
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Origin of worse
Words nearby worse
Example sentences from the Web for worse
I would say that changing Section 230 would actually make those problems even worse, because you’re going to start to provide incentives for platforms to moderate less.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
Though we seemed to crest this wave a few weeks ago, epidemiologists are concerned that the upcoming holiday season and the travel and small gatherings that accompany it, could make the surge even worse.
The pandemic has ravaged the local economy and could make the situation even worse.7 Big Promises and Priorities From Gloria’s State of the City Address|Lisa Halverstadt and MacKenzie Elmer|January 14, 2021|Voice of San Diego
If it spreads here, it will make an already-bad situation even worse.We may have only weeks to act before a variant coronavirus dominates the US|Stephanie Arnett|January 13, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Meanwhile, climate change is making existing deficiencies worse.
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
Among whites, the situation is also bad — in some ways, even worse.
The headaches, fevers (and worse) you may experience on Thursday are nothing new.
Or is it simply that what you are hearing and seeing about race in the media seems worse?
Worse still is how much of this is being made into performance.
Conditions in the new country had gone from bad to worse, and if the season should experience another drought, the worst was come.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
He saw that the situation was worse than even he had bargained for, and all his irresolution began to return upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Hence, shortage of ammunition and shortage of water, which last was the worse felt to-day.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
“Alas, mon bon Monsieur, it goes from bad to worse,” sighed the old man.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Lyn was looking at me intently, and her voice was steady; that squeezed kind of steadiness that is almost worse than tears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for worse
Word Origin for worse
Idioms and Phrases with worse
In addition to the idiom beginning with worse
- worse for wear
- all the (worse)
- bark is worse than one's bite
- fate worse than death
- for better or for worse
- from bad to worse
- if worst comes to worst
- none the worse
- take a turn for the better (worse)
Also see underworst.