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WORSE, a. [This adjective has the signification of the comparative degree, and as bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are used in lieu of them, although radically they have no relation to bad.]

1. More evil; more bad or ill; more depraved and corrupt; in a moral sense.

Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. 2 Timothy 3.

There are men who seem to believe they are not bad, while another can be found worse.

2. In a physical sense, in regard to health, more sick.

She was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. Mark 5.

3. More bad; less perfect or good. This carriage is worse for wear.

The worse,

1. The loss; the disadvantage.

Judah was put to the worse before Israel. 2 Kings 14.

2. Something less good. Think not the worse of him for his enterprise.

WORSE, adv. In a manner more evil or bad.

We will deal worse with thee than with them. Genesis 19.

WORSE, to put to disadvantage, is not in use. [See Worst.]




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WORSE, a. [This adjective has the signification of the comparative degree, and as bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are used in lieu of them, although radically they have no relation to bad.]

1. More evil; more bad or ill; more depraved and corrupt; in a moral sense.

Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. 2 Timothy 3.

There are men who seem to believe they are not bad, while another can be found worse.

2. In a physical sense, in regard to health, more sick.

She was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. Mark 5.

3. More bad; less perfect or good. This carriage is worse for wear.

The worse,

1. The loss; the disadvantage.

Judah was put to the worse before Israel. 2 Kings 14.

2. Something less good. Think not the worse of him for his enterprise.

WORSE, adv. In a manner more evil or bad.

We will deal worse with thee than with them. Genesis 19.

WORSE, to put to disadvantage, is not in use. [See Worst.]


WORSE, a. [Sax. wærse, wyrse; Dan. verre, Sw. värre, This adjective has the signification of the comparative degree, and as bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are used in lieu of them, although radically they have no relation to bad.]

  1. More evil; more bad or ill; more depraved and corrupt; in a moral sense. Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. – 2 Tim. iii. There are men who seem to believe they are not bad, while another can be found worse. – Rambler.
  2. In a physical sense, in regard to health, more sick. She was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. – Mark v.
  3. More bad; less perfect or good. This carriage is worse for wear. The worse, the loss; the disadvantage. Judah was put to the worse before Israel. – 2 Kings xiv. #2. Something less good. Think not the worse of him for his enterprise.

WORSE, adv.

In a manner more evil or bad. We will deal worse with thee than with them. Gen. xix.


WORSE, v.

to put to disadvantage, is not in use. [See Worst.] – Milton.


Worse
  1. Bad, ill, evil, or corrupt, in a greater degree; more bad or evil; less good; specifically, in poorer health; more sick; -- used both in a physical and moral sense.

    Or worse, if men worse can devise. Chaucer.

    [She] was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. Mark v. 26.

    Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. 2 Tim. iii. 13.

    There are men who seem to believe they are not bad while another can be found worse. Rambler.

    "But I love him." "Love him? Worse and worse." Gay.

  2. Loss; disadvantage; defeat.

    "Judah was put to the worse before Israel." Kings xiv. 12.
  3. In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.

    Now will we deal worse with thee than with them. Gen. xix. 9.

  4. To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v.

    Weapons more violent, when next we meet,
    May serve to better us and worse our foes.
    Milton.

  5. That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise.
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Worse

WORSE, adjective [This adjective has the signification of the comparative degree, and as bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are used in lieu of them, although radically they have no relation to bad.]

1. More evil; more bad or ill; more depraved and corrupt; in a moral sense.

Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse 2 Timothy 3:13.

There are men who seem to believe they are not bad, while another can be found worse

2. In a physical sense, in regard to health, more sick.

She was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse Mark 5:26.

3. More bad; less perfect or good. This carriage is worse for wear.

The worse

1. The loss; the disadvantage.

Judah was put to the worse before Israel. 2 Kings 14:12.

2. Something less good. Think not the worse of him for his enterprise.

WORSE, adverb In a manner more evil or bad.

We will deal worse with thee than with them. Genesis 19:9.

WORSE, to put to disadvantage, is not in use. [See Worst.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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talk

TALK, v.i. tauk.

1. To converse familiarly; to speak, as in familiar discourse, when two or more persons interchange thoughts.

I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you; but I will not eat with you.

In Aesop's time

When all things talk'd, and talk'd in rhyme.

I will come down and talk with thee. Num.11.

Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way? Luke 24.

2. To prate; to speak impertinently.

3. To talk of, to relate; to tell; to give account. Authors talk of the wonderful remains of Palmyra.

The natural histories of Switzerland talk much of the fall of these rocks, and the great damage done.

So shall I talk of thy wondrous works. Ps.119.

4. To speak; to reason; to confer.

Let me talk with thee of thy judgments. Jer.12.

To talk to, in familiar language, to advise or exhort; or to reprove gently. I will talk to my son respecting his conduct.

TALK, n. tauk. Familiar converse; mutual discourse; that which is uttered by one person in familiar conversation, or the mutual converse of two or more.

Should a man full of talk be justified? Job 11.

In various talk th' instructive hours they past.

1. Report; rumor.

I hear a talk up and down of raising money.

2. Subject of discourse. This noble achievement is the talk of the whole town.

3. Among the Indians of North America, a public conference, as respecting peace or war, negotiation and the like; or an official verbal communication made from them to another nation or its agents, or made to them by the same.

TALK, a mineral. [See Talck.]

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