worser double comparative; see WORSE (Cf. worse) + -ER (Cf. -er) (2). Attested from late 15c. and common 16c.-17c. Worsers " (one's) inferiors" is from 1580s.

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  • Worser — Wors er, a. Worse. [R.] [1913 Webster] Thou dost deserve a worser end. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] From worser thoughts which make me do amiss. Bunyan. [1913 Webster] A dreadful quiet felt, and, worser far Than arms, a sullen interval of war.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • worser — [wʉr′sər] adj., adv. worse: a redundant form now considered dial. or substandard …   English World dictionary

  • worser — adjective or adverb Date: 15th century archaic worse < I cannot hate thee worser than I do Shakespeare > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • worser — adjective worse. That were my state farre worser then it is …   Wiktionary

  • Worser Bay — in Wellington, New Zealand is located along the beach from Seatoun and over the hill from Miramar on the Miramar Peninsula, Worser Bay is a calm sandy beach with a single road running along the base of the Seatoun Heights hill. Houses run all… …   Wikipedia

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