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adjective     worse pronunciation in British English
  1. more unpleasant or bad than something else or than before

    Some said they’d never seen a worse film.

    get worse:

    Our performance got worse as the game went on.

    worse than:

    The injury looked a lot worse than it really was.

    something is made worse by something:

    The situation was made worse by the rapid growth in population.

    worse and worse:

    The company’s financial problems are getting worse and worse.

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    1. a.
      more ill than before

      She’s feeling much worse today.

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