worser vs worse : Common Errors in English

About worser vs worse

If you look “worser” up in a dictionary, you’re likely to find it labeled “achaic,” which means that although Shakespeare and many other writers once used it, the word is no longer a part of standard English. Just use “worse” instead: “It just keeps getting worse and worse.”

worse Meaning(s)

  • (n) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
  • (a) having undesirable or negative qualities
  • (s) very intense
  • (s) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
  • (s) (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
  • (a) feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
  • (s) not capable of being collected
  • (s) below average in quality or performance
  • (s) nonstandard
  • (s) not financially safe or secure
  • (s) physically unsound or diseased
  • (s) capable of harming
  • (s) characterized by wickedness or immorality
  • (s) reproduced fraudulently
  • (s) not working properly
  • (r) with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
  • (r) very much; strongly
  • (n) something inferior in quality or condition or effect
  • (a) (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
  • (a) changed for the worse in health or fitness
  • (r) (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner

worser in News

  • Former Atlanta Police Chief Talks to Past and Present Gang Members in Chattanooga

    Aaron Suttles, a former gang member, says, "All the stuff that's happening right now, all the killings and stuff, it's just too much.  It's gotten a lot worser than what it was." Suttles knows just how bad Chattanooga's gang problem is. He, himself, was a member of the Crips. Suttles adds, "But now I'm not, I'm just me." Suttles joined a Job for Life class at Hope for the Inner City to get out ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WDEF Chattanooga

worse in News

  1. Hands-free texting worse than texting while driving

    A new study released Wednesday shows hands-free texting is worse than actually texting while driving.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KGO-TV Bay Area

  2. Employment situation worse than previously reported

    According to recently revised figures from the Arizona Office of Employment and Population Statistics, Cochise County’s employment situation in 2012 was worse than previously reported. The new figures
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Arizona Range News

  3. Calif. on the brink: Pension crisis about to get worse

    A growing number of key California cities are a lot worse off than previously thought, thanks to new changes coming in the way state and local governments must account for their pension costs.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Fox News

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