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worse British & World English

Of poorer quality or lower standard; less good or desirable

worse English Thesaurus

the bright paint was looking somewhat the worse for wear

worse in bad British & World English

Of poor quality or a low standard

worse in badly British & World English

In an unsatisfactory, inadequate, or unsuccessful way

so much the better British & World English

That is even better (or worse)

or worse British & World English

Used to suggest an unspecified possibility that is more serious or unpleasant than one already considered

worse off British & World English

In a less advantageous position; less fortunate or prosperous

worse luck British & World English

Used to express regret about something

to make matters worse British & World English

With the result that a bad situation is made worse

from bad to worse British & World English

Into an even worse state

none the worse for British & World English

Not adversely affected by

the worse for wear British & World English

In a poor condition; worn or shabby

for better or worse British & World English

Whether the outcome is good or bad

so much the worse for —— British & World English

Used to suggest that an unfortunate event or situation is the fault of the person specified and that the speaker does not feel any great concern about it

or worse in worse British & World English

Used to suggest an unspecified possibility that is more serious or unpleasant than one already considered

worse off in worse British & World English

In a less advantageous position; less fortunate or prosperous

worse luck in luck British & World English

Used to express regret about something

someone's bark is worse than their bite British & World English

Someone’s fierce and intimidating manner does not reflect their true nature

the worse in worse British & World English

A less good, favourable, or pleasant condition

from bad to worse in bad British & World English

Into an even worse state

to make matters worse in matter British & World English

With the result that a bad situation is made worse

so much the better in much British & World English

That is even better (or worse)

for better or worse in better1 British & World English

Whether the outcome is good or bad

none the worse for in worse British & World English

Not adversely affected by

the worse for wear in worse British & World English

In a poor condition; worn or shabby

so much the worse for —— in worse British & World English

Used to suggest that an unfortunate event or situation is the fault of the person specified and that the speaker does not feel any great concern about it

the worse for wear in worse English Thesaurus

the bright paint was looking somewhat the worse for wear

someone's bark is worse than their bite in bark1 British & World English

Someone’s fierce and intimidating manner does not reflect their true nature

for better or for worse in better1 British & World English

Whether the outcome is good or bad

take a turn for the worse in turn English Thesaurus

Anglo-French relations had taken a turn for the worse


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