1. worse

adjective. ['ˈwɝːs'] (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability.


  • favorable


  • wyrsa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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How do you pronounce worse?

Pronounce worse as wərs.

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Example sentences of the word worse

1. Adjective, comparative
Unfortunate as this is, even worse is the fact that bullying itself is not illegal.

2. Adjective
The pain will become increasingly worse when moving, coughing or jumping.

Quotes containing the word worse

1. We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.
- Emile M. Cioran

2. Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.
- Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight

3. Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2. worse

noun. ['ˈwɝːs'] something inferior in quality or condition or effect.


  • badness


  • good
  • best


  • wyrsa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. worse

adjective. ['ˈwɝːs'] changed for the worse in health or fitness.


  • obedient


  • wyrsa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))