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 for worse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worse \Worse\, n.
     1. Loss; disadvantage; defeat. "Judah was put to the worse
        before Israel." --Kings xiv. 12.
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     2. That which is worse; something less good; as, think not
        the worse of him for his enterprise.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worse \Worse\, adv. [AS. wiers, wyrs; akin to OS. & OHG. wirs,
     Icel. verr, Goth, wa['i]rs; a comparative adverb with no
     corresponding positive. See Worse, a.]
     In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.
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           Now will we deal worse with thee than with them. --Gen.
                                                    xix. 9.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worse \Worse\, a., compar. of Bad. [OE. werse, worse, wurse,
     AS. wiersa, wyrsa, a comparative with no corresponding
     positive; akin to OS. wirsa, OFries. wirra, OHG. wirsiro,
     Icel. verri, Sw. v[aum]rre, Dan. v[aum]rre, Goth.
     wa['i]rsiza, and probably to OHG. werran to bring into
     confusion, E. war, and L. verrere to sweep, sweep along. As
     bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are
     used in lieu of them, although etymologically they have no
     relation to bad.]
     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.
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           Or worse, if men worse can devise.       --Chaucer.
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           [She] was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.
                                                    --Mark v. 26.
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           Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. --2
                                                    Tim. iii. 13.
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           There are men who seem to believe they are not bad
           while another can be found worse.        --Rambler.
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           "But I love him." "Love him? Worse and worse." --Gay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worse \Worse\, v. t. [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.]
     To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst.
     See Worst, v.
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           Weapons more violent, when next we meet,
           May serve to better us and worse our foes. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bad \Bad\ (b[a^]d), a. [Compar. Worse (w[^u]s); superl.
     Worst (w[^u]st).] [Probably fr. AS. b[ae]ddel
     hermaphrodite; cf. b[ae]dling effeminate fellow.]
     Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious,
     hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or
     defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious;
     wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad
     conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad
     crop; bad news.
  
     Note: Sometimes used substantively.
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                 The strong antipathy of good to bad. --Pope.
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     Syn: Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious;
          hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious;
          imperfect.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  worse
      adv 1: (comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful
             or desirable manner; "he did worse on the second exam"
      adj 1: (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or
             condition or desirability; "this road is worse than the
             first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it
             was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and
             lying" [ant: better]
      2: changed for the worse in health or fitness; "I feel worse
         today"; "her cold is worse" [syn: worse, worsened] [ant:
         better]
      n 1: something inferior in quality or condition or effect; "for
           better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and
           worse"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "worse":
     aggravated, altered, amplified, annoyed, augmented, better, broken,
     burned, burst, busted, changeable, changed, checked, chipped,
     converted, cracked, crazed, cut, damaged, degenerate,
     deliberately provoked, deteriorated, deviant, divergent,
     embittered, enhanced, enlarged, exacerbated, exasperated, harmed,
     heated up, heightened, hotted up, hurt, impaired, imperfect,
     improved, in bits, in pieces, in shards, increased, injured,
     intensified, irritated, lacerated, magnified, mangled,
     metamorphosed, metastasized, modified, mutant, mutilated, provoked,
     qualified, rebuilt, reformed, renewed, rent, revived,
     revolutionary, ruptured, scalded, scorched, shattered, slashed,
     slit, smashed, soured, split, sprung, subversive, the worse for,
     torn, transformed, translated, transmuted, unmitigated, weakened,
     worse off, worsened
  
  

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