adjective, adverb Nonstandard.

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Examples from the Web for worser

Contemporary Examples of worser

  • But as much as Obama was better than October 3, Romney was, uh, worser.

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    Obama Is Back!

    Michael Tomasky

    October 17, 2012

  • But worse, worser and worst, he says, “I used you for my own pleasure.”

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    'Mom, Dad—I Need $96K'

    Kathleen Parker

    July 10, 2009

Historical Examples of worser

  • "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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for worser



an archaic or nonstandard word for worse
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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.

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