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Synonyms for worse
wɜrsworse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worseadjective

    something inferior in quality or condition or effect

    "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"

    Antonyms:
    improved, better, finer, amended, healthier, fitter

  2. worseadjective

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    worsened

    Antonyms:
    finer, improved, amended, better, healthier, fitter

  3. worse, worsenedadverb

    changed for the worse in health or fitness

    "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse"

    Synonyms:
    worsened

    Antonyms:
    amended, healthier, better, improved, fitter, finer

  4. worseadverb

    (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner

    "he did worse on the second exam"

    Antonyms:
    amended, finer, better, fitter, improved, healthier

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "worse":

    worst, poorer, pire

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4423worse
#20947poorer
#42806worsened
#117178pire

How to use worse in a sentence?

  1. Michael McCaul:

    If we cut all this funding, and a lot of it, quite honestly, is seriously law enforcement that we're doing down there ... I think it's going to make things tragically worse, not better.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Nobody is more committed to equal educational opportunity than I, but busing is not the way. It was a bad idea in theory, and it has turned out to be even worse in practice.

  3. Daniel Gardner:

    It wasn't simply the irritating Beijing cough that was attacking residents daily — it was something much worse.

  4. Romario Reginaldo Alves:

    When I was there it was much worse than it is now, we really suffered, this was an accident but it has been a long time coming.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    It's going to disappear. One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear, and from Senator Burr shores, you know, it could get worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. Senator Burr'll see what happens. Nobody really knows.


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