- adj. 更坏的；更差的；更恶劣的（bad的比较级）；（病情）更重的（ill的比较级）
- adv. 更糟；更坏；更恶劣地；更坏地
- n. 更坏的事；更恶劣的事
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- worse: [OE] Worse goes back to prehistoric Germanic *wersizon. This was a comparative formation based on *wers-, which also produced English war and German wirren ‘confuse’. The superlative worst [OE] came from the same base.
- worse (adj.)
- Old English wiersa, wyrsa "worse," from Proto-Germanic *wers-izon- (cognates: Old Saxon wirs, Old Norse verri, Swedish värre, Old Frisian wirra, Old High German wirsiro, Gothic wairsiza "worse"), comparative of PIE *wers- (1) "to confuse, mix up" (cognates: Old High German werra "strife," Old Saxon werran "to entangle, compound;" see war (n.)). Used as a comparative of bad, evil, ill or as the opposite of better. The adverb is Old English wyrs; the noun is Old English wyrsa. Phrase for better or for worse is attested from late 14c. (for bet, for wers); to change for the worse is recorded from c. 1400.
- 1. He arrived on January 9, disheveled and much the worse for wear.
- 2. I can't think of a worse way to spend my time.
- 3. Don't let yourself despair; this will only make matters worse.
- 4. Her condition took a sharp turn for the worse.
- 5. Rose was a poor cook and a worse mother.
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