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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worse  \Worse\,  n. 
  1.  Loss  disadvantage;  defeat.  ``Judah  was  put  to  the  worse 
  before  Israel.''  --Kings  xiv.  12. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  worse;  something  less  good;  as  think  not 
  the  worse  of  him  for  his  enterprise. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worse  \Worse\,  a.,  compar.  of  {Bad}.  [OE.  werse,  worse,  wurse, 
  AS  wiersa  wyrsa  a  comparative  with  no  corresponding 
  positive;  akin  to  OS  wirsa  OFries  wirra  OHG.  wirsiro 
  Icel.  verri,  Sw  v["a]rre,  Dan.  v["a]rre,  Goth.  wa['i]rsiza, 
  and  probably  to  OHG.  werran  to  bring  into  confusion,  E.  war, 
  and  L.  verrere  to  sweep,  sweep  along  As  bad  has  no 
  comparative  and  superlative,  worse  and  worst  are  used  in  lieu 
  of  them  although  etymologically  they  have  no  relation  to 
  bad.] 
  Bad  ill,  evil,  or  corrupt,  in  a  greater  degree;  more  bad  or 
  evil;  less  good;  specifically,  in  poorer  health;  more  sick; 
  --  used  both  in  a  physical  and  moral  sense 
 
  Or  worse,  if  men  worse  can  devise.  --Chaucer. 
 
  [She]  was  nothing  bettered,  but  rather  grew  worse. 
  --Mark  v.  26. 
 
  Evil  men  and  seducers  shall  wax  worse  and  worse.  --2 
  Tim.  iii.  13. 
 
  There  are  men  who  seem  to  believe  they  are  not  bad 
  while  another  can  be  found  worse.  --Rambler. 
 
  ``But  I  love  him.''  ``Love  him?  Worse  and  worse.'' 
  --Gay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worse  \Worse\,  adv  [AS.  wiers,  wyrs;  akin  to  OS  &  OHG.  wirs, 
  Icel.  verr,  Goth,  wa['i]rs;  a  comparative  adverb  with  no 
  corresponding  positive.  See  {Worse},  a.] 
  In  a  worse  degree;  in  a  manner  more  evil  or  bad 
 
  Now  will  we  deal  worse  with  thee  than  with  them  --Gen. 
  xix.  9. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worse  \Worse\,  v.  t.  [OE.  wursien  AS  wyrsian  to  become  worse.] 
  To  make  worse;  to  put  disadvantage;  to  discomfit;  to  worst. 
  See  {Worst},  v. 
 
  Weapons  more  violent,  when  next  we  meet  May  serve  to 
  better  us  and  worse  our  foes.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bad  \Bad\  (b[a^]d),  a.  [Compar.  {Worse};  superl.  {Worst}.  ] 
  [Probably  fr  AS  b[ae]ddel  hermaphrodite;  cf  b[ae]dling 
  effeminate  fellow.] 
  Wanting  good  qualities,  whether  physical  or  moral;  injurious, 
  hurtful,  inconvenient,  offensive,  painful,  unfavorable,  or 
  defective,  either  physically  or  morally;  evil;  vicious; 
  wicked;  --  the  opposite  of  {good};  as  a  bad  man;  bad 
  conduct;  bad  habits;  bad  soil;  bad  health;  bad  crop;  bad 
  news 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  used  substantively. 
 
  The  strong  antipathy  of  good  to  bad  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Pernicious;  deleterious;  noxious;  baneful;  injurious; 
  hurtful;  evil;  vile;  wretched;  corrupt;  wicked;  vicious; 
  imperfect. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  worse 
  adj  1:  (comparative  of  `bad')  inferior  to  another  in  quality  or 
  condition  or  desirability;  "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"  [ant:  {better}] 
  2:  changed  for  the  worse  in  health  or  fitness;  "I  feel  worse 
  today";  "her  cold  is  worse"  [syn:  {worsened}]  [ant:  {better}] 
  n  :  something  inferior  in  quality  or  condition  or  effect:  "for 
  better  or  for  worse";  "accused  of  cheating  and  lying  and 
  worse" 
  adv  :  (comparative  of  `ill')  in  a  less  effective  or  successful  or 
  desirable  manner;  "he  did  worse  on  the  second  exam" 




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