Wors"er (?), a.



Thou dost deserve a worser end. Beau. & Fl.

From worser thoughts which make me do amiss. Bunyan.

A dreadful quiet felt, and, worser far Than arms, a sullen interval of war. Dryden.

⇒ This old and redundant form of the comparative occurs occasionally in the best authors, although commonly accounted a vulgarism. It has, at least, the analogy of lesser to sanction its issue. See Lesser. "The experience of man's worser nature, which intercourse with ill-chosen associates, by choice or circumstance, peculiarly teaches."



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