[ wur-ser ]

adjective, adverbNonstandard.

Origin of worser

First recorded in 1450–1500; late Middle English; a double comparative of worse + -er4 (for the adjective) or -er5 (for the adverb), because worse (like less), not obviously being a comparative in form, the double comparative worser was formed as with lesser to less;cf. less, lesser

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How to use worser in a sentence

  • "I wish the dagger had struck the worser villain of the two," said he.

    Judith Shakespeare | William Black
  • Cheer yo'se'f up; 'tain't nothin' so worse but whut it mout be worser.

    Sundry Accounts | Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for worser


/ (ˈwɜːsə) /

  1. an archaic or nonstandard word for worse

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