Synonyms of worse


1. worse, bad, badness

usage: something inferior in quality or condition or effect; "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"


1. worse (vs. better), worsened

usage: (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"

2. worse (vs. better), worsened

usage: changed for the worse in health or fitness; "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse"


1. worse (vs. better), worsened

usage: having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

2. worse (vs. better), worsened

usage: very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"

3. bad (vs. good), atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable, corked, corky, deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry, fearful, frightful, hard, tough, hopeless, horrid, icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky, ill, incompetent, unskilled, mediocre, naughty, negative, poor, pretty, rubber, no-good, severe, swingeing, uncool, unfavorable, unfavourable, unsuitable, disobedient, evil, unfavorable#1, unfavourable, worse, worst

usage: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"

4. bad, big, intense (vs. mild)

usage: (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

5. bad, tough, uncomfortable (vs. comfortable)

usage: feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"

6. bad, spoiled, spoilt, stale (vs. fresh)

usage: not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

7. regretful (vs. unregretful), sorry, bad, penitent#1, repentant

usage: below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"

8. bad, uncollectible, invalid (vs. valid)

usage: nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"

9. bad, inferior (vs. superior)

usage: not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"

10. bad, nonstandard (vs. standard)

usage: physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"

11. bad, risky, high-risk, speculative, unsound (vs. sound)

usage: capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"

12. bad, unfit, unsound, unhealthy (vs. healthy)

usage: characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"

13. bad, harmful (vs. harmless)

usage: reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"

14. bad, evil (vs. good)

usage: not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"


1. worse

usage: (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner; "he did worse on the second exam"

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