how to pronounce worse

/ˈwɝs/

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An example use of worse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… drops to 2200 or worse Muddy Waters it's …”

meanings of worse

adverb:

  1. More severely or seriously.
  2. Used to start a sentence describing something that is worse.
  3. Comparative form of ill: more ill.
  4. Comparative form of badly: more badly.
  5. Less skillfully.

adjective:

  1. Comparative form of bad: more bad.
  2. Comparative form of ill: more ill.

noun:

  1. That which is worse; something less good.
  2. Loss; disadvantage; defeat.

verb:

  1. To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit.

words with pronunciation similar to worse

worstwurstwormworkworkswusswhirlpursewhorlword

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