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Definition 1: something inferior in quality or condition or effect - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where worse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for better or for worse
  • accused of cheating and lying and worse

(worse is a kind of ...) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

"take the bad with the good"

Definition 2: (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where worse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this road is worse than the first one we took
  • the road is in worse shape than it was
  • she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying

(worse is similar to ...) made or become worse; impaired

"troubled by the worsened economic conditions" "the worsened diplomatic relations"

(worse is used in the usage domain ...) the comparative form of an adjective or adverb

"`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'" "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'" "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"

Definition 3: changed for the worse in health or fitness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where worse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I feel worse today
  • her cold is worse

Synonyms for worse in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where worse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did worse on the second exam

(worse is used in the usage domain ...) the comparative form of an adjective or adverb

"`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'" "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'" "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"

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