1 the comparative of →
none the worse for not harmed by (adverse events or circumstances)
b a slang term for →
4 worse luck!
Informal unhappily; unfortunately
worse off in a worse, esp. a worse financial, condition
6 something that is worse
for the worse into a less desirable or inferior state or condition
a change for the worse
go from bad to worse to deteriorate even more
9 in a more severe or unpleasant manner
10 in a less effective or successful manner
(Old English wiersa; related to Old Frisian werra, Old High German wirsiro, Old Norse verri, Gothic wairsiza)
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