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Pronunciation: /wɜːs/

Translation of worse in French:

adj (comparative of bad)

  • pire (than que) to get worse [pressure, noise] augmenter [conditions, weather] empirer [illness, conflict] s'aggraver he's getting worse (in health) il va plus mal the cough is getting worse la toux empire to feel worse (more ill) se sentir plus malade (more unhappy) aller moins bien and what is worse... et le pire, c'est que... and to make matters worse, he lied et pour ne rien arranger, il a menti


  • there is worse to come ce n'est pas encore le pire to change for the worse empirer

adv (comparative of badly)

  • [play, sing] moins bien (than que) to behave worse se conduire plus mal she could do worse than follow his example ce ne serait pas si mal si elle suivait son exemple

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