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
Scientists will also be watching to make sure antibodies made against the vaccine don’t make the disease worse, as has happened with dengue, he says.Here’s what we know about Russia’s unverified coronavirus vaccine|Tina Hesman Saey|August 11, 2020|Science News
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
The headaches, fevers (and worse) you may experience on Thursday are nothing new.
Worse still is how much of this is being made into performance.
The Pew poll also found most African Americans expect relations between police and minorities will actually get worse.
Americans are giving in to North Korean blackmail—and it will only get worse.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any woman of them all might do worse than fall in love with thee.The Substance of a Dream |F. W. Bain
Julius Cæsar's wife was put away on suspicion, but Faustina was worse than that!
Surely an eternity in such a miserably confused crowd would be worse than annihilation itself!Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
I believe in saying out:—that the more one thinks about life the worse it becomes.The Return|Walter de la Mare
She is very ill now, rejoined Mrs. Maylie, and will be worse, I am sure.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
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.