American English

Definition of worse noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



jump to other results
  •  more problems or bad news I'm afraid there is worse to come.
  • Idioms
    be none the worse (for something)
    jump to other results
    to not be harmed by something The kids were none the worse for playing in the mud.
    a change for the better/worse
    jump to other results
    a person, thing, situation, etc. that is better/worse than the previous or present one Voters see the new leader as a change for the better.
    for better or (for) worse
    jump to other results
    used to say that something cannot be changed, whether the result is good or bad
      the worse for wear (informal)
      jump to other results
    1. 1in a poor condition because of being used a lot
    2. 2drunk He arrived home at two in the morning, much the worse for wear.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: worse