- something inferior in quality or condition or effect
"for better or for worse"
"accused of cheating and lying and worse"
- (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"
- changed for the worse in health or fitness
"I feel worse today"
"her cold is worse"
- (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner
"he did worse on the second exam"