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Synonyms

worse

adjective

more unpleasant or bad than something else or than before

inferior

adjective

not as good as someone or something else

impoverished

adjective

something that is impoverished has become worse in quality

pale

adjective

less impressive or not as good as before or when compared with someone or something similar

extraordinary

adjective

much better or worse than is usual

degenerate

adjective

formal in a worse state than before

retrogressive

adjective

returning to a condition or state that is worse than the present one, instead of improving or making progress

backwards

adjective

not progressing but changing back to a previous worse state

for the worse

in a way that makes a situation worse

not a patch on something

much less good than something

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at its/their worst

as bad or unpleasant as someone or something can be

at worst

used for talking about the worst possibility in a situation

inferiority

noun

the fact that someone or something is not as good, important, intelligent etc as someone or something else

no competition

not nearly as good or successful as someone or something else

not hold a candle to

to be much less good, beautiful, impressive etc than someone or something else

retrograde

adjective

formal returning to a condition or situation that is worse than the present one

someone/something cannot compete (with)

someone or something can never be as good or successful as someone or something else

sugar-coated

adjective

trying to make something seem less unpleasant than it is

there’s nothing worse than (doing) something

used for talking about things that you dislike very much

worse

adverb

more badly

worse

adverb

more severely

the worst

noun

something or someone that is worse than all others

worst

adjective

worse than all others, or worse than at all other times

worst

adverb

more badly than all others

worst of all

used for talking about the worst aspect of a situation

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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