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Synonyms for worse

something inferior in quality or condition or effect

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(comparative of 'bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability

changed for the worse in health or fitness



(comparative of 'ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner

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"Monsieur," interrupted D'Artagnan, "you shall drink of a liquor which comes from one single French word, and is none the worse for that -- from the word grape; this cider gives me the heartburn.
It was not in the newest fashion, of course; but none the worse for that, under present circumstances.
Galway Plate winner Lord Scoundrel was a second-last fence casualty in the Kerry National when posing a big threat to Wrath Of Titans, but Gordon Elliott reports him to be none the worse for that spill and he only has 4lb to find with Smashing on official figures - he is rated 6lb inferior but receives 2lb.
He was a little confused, but none the worse for his adventure."
One firefighter said: "He seems none the worse for wear after the ordeal."
Annie Baker's excruciatingly funny 2013 play "The Flick" is back on the boards, none the worse for winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Central Motorway Police Group tweeted that Bobby was none the worse for its ordeal following a check-up from the vet.
LOOKING none the worse for wear, Sir Paul McCartney has returned to the stage after a virus took him off the road for two months.
Despite being muddy, wet and cold, she appeared none the worse for her ordeal.
Beautiful city and apparently none the worse for not having a professional football team.
Unfortunately for his objection, stiff upper lip is itself an Americanism, from the early 19th century, that has made itself very much at home here, with the language none the worse for it.
The story had a happy ending because he was caught by a fireman and he's none the worse for wear.
But Ramsay looked none the worse for wear as he arrived in Scotland.
It was explained to her that the tortoise, valued at pounds 500, had been taken from the shop and now Dally is safely back in his pen, none the worse for wear.
But, clearly none the worse for the spill, she galloped her rivals into the ground with a brilliant display of front-running in the Grade One contest.