comparative of bad
of poorer quality or lower standard; less good or more unpleasant
The rooms were awful and the food was worse.
The weather got worse during the day.
The interview was much worse than he had expected.
I've been to far worse places.
There's nothing worse than going out in the cold with wet hair.
more serious or severe
They were trying to prevent an even worse tragedy.
The crisis was getting worse and worse .
Don't tell her that─you'll only make things worse .
Never mind─it could be worse (= although the situation is bad, it is not as bad as it might have been) .
more ill/sick or unhappy
If he gets any worse we'll call the doctor.
He told her she'd let them down and she felt worse than ever .
to lose a fight, competition, etc. or suffer more compared with others
of a bad condition, situation, etc.
to get even worse
used to show that you are disappointed about sth
I shall have to miss the party, worse luck!
used to say that sb is not really as angry or as aggressive as they sound
a terrible thing that could happen
comparative of badly
I didn't do it very well, but, if anything, he did it worse than I did.
more seriously or severely
It's raining worse than ever.
used to introduce a statement about sth that is more serious or unpleasant than things already mentioned
She'd lost her job. Even worse, she'd lost her house and her children, too.
to be poorer, unhappier, etc. than before or than sb else
The increase in taxes means that we'll be lb30 a month worse off than before.
used to say that you think sth is a good idea
If you want a safe investment, you could do a lot worse than put your money in a building society.
more problems or bad news
I'm afraid there is worse to come.
to not be harmed by sth
The kids were none the worse for their adventure.
in a poor condition because of being used a lot
used to say that sth cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bad
a person, thing, situation, etc. that is better/worse than the previous or present one