Worst vs Worsed - What's the difference?

worst | worsed |


As verbs the difference between worst and worsed

is that worst is (archaic|transitive) to make worse while worsed is (worse).

As an adjective worst

is (bad).

As a noun worst

is something or someone that is the worst.

As an adverb worst

is in the worst way: most badly, most ill.

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worst

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (bad)
  • # Most inferior; doing the least good.
  • I think putting oil on a burn is the worst thing you can do.
  • # Most unfavorable.
  • That's the worst news I've had all day.
  • # Most harmful or severe.
  • The worst storm we had last winter knocked down our power lines.
  • # Most ill.
  • I'm feeling really ill — the worst I've felt all week.
  • # (Used with the definite article and an implied noun): something that is worst.
  • None of these photographs of me are good, but this one is definitely the worst .
  • Synonyms

    * (most ill) (nonstandard)

    Antonyms

    * best

    Derived terms

    * worstness * fear the worst * turn for the worst

    Noun

    (head)
  • something or someone that is the worst
  • (Something that is worst) * French: * Khmer: * Polish: (trans-mid) * Portuguese: (trans-bottom)

    Adverb

    (head)
  • In the worst way: most badly, most ill.
  • My sore leg hurts worst when it's cold and rainy.
    This is the worst -written essay I've ever seen.
    She's the worst -informed of the lot.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To make worse.
  • (dated) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  • * (rfdate) Jane Austen:
  • Anne haggard, Mary coarse, every face in the neighbourhood worsting .
  • (rare) To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.
  • * South
  • The Philistines were worsted by the captivated ark.

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    worsed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (worse)

  • worse

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (bad)
  • Your exam results are worse than before.
    The harder you try, the worse you do.
  • More ill.
  • She was very ill last week but this week she’s worse .

    Derived terms

    * go from bad to worse * worse for wear

    Adverb

    (head)
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  • (ill).
  • Less skillfully.
  • More severely or seriously.
  • (sentence adverb) Used to start a sentence describing something that is worse.
  • Verb

    (wors)
  • (obsolete) To make worse; to put at disadvantage; to discomfit.
  • * (rfdate) Milton.
  • Weapons more violent, when next we meet, / May serve to better us and worse our foes.

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    Noun

  • (obsolete) Loss; disadvantage; defeat.
  • * Bible, Kings xiv. 12
  • Judah was put to the worse before Israel.
  • That which is worse; something less good.
  • Do not think the worse of him for his enterprise.
    (Webster 1913)

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