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  • Worse is better — Worse is better, also called the New Jersey style, was conceived by Richard P. Gabriel to describe the dynamics of software acceptance, but it has broader application. The idea is that quality does not necessarily increase with functionality.… …   Wikipedia

  • 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[ a]rre, Dan. v[ a]rre, Goth. wa[ i]rsiza, and probably to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worse — ► ADJECTIVE 1) less good, satisfactory, or pleasing. 2) more serious or severe. 3) more ill or unhappy. ► ADVERB 1) less well. 2) more seriously or severely. ► NOUN ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • worse off — adj [not before noun] 1.) if you are worse off, you have less money ≠ ↑better off ▪ The rent increases will leave us worse off. worse off than ▪ I don t think we re any worse off than a lot of other people. 2.) in a worse situation ▪ People in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • worse — [wʉrs] adj. [ME < OE wiersa (used as compar. of yfel, bad, EVIL), akin to OHG wirsiro, prob. < base of OHG & OS werran, to confuse] 1. compar. of BAD1 & ILL1 2. a) bad, evil, harmful, unpleasant, etc. in a greater degree; …   English World dictionary

  • worse for wear — ◇ Someone or something that is slightly/somewhat/much (etc.) (the) worse for wear looks worse after doing or experiencing something. He came out of basic training only slightly the worse for wear. The kids emerged from the woods looking none the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Worse — Worse, n. 1. Loss; disadvantage; defeat. Judah was put to the worse before Israel. Kings xiv. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Now will we deal worse with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worse — Worse, v. t. [OE. wursien, AS. wyrsian to become worse.] To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See {Worst}, v. [1913 Webster] Weapons more violent, when next we meet, May serve to better us and worse our foes. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Worse Than a Fairy Tale — Studio album by Drop Dead, Gorgeous Released August 14, 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • worse, worst — Worse is the comparative of bad; worst is the superlative. The phrase if worst comes to worst is illogical, but that s the way it should be said, provided one wishes to use such a hackneyed expression at all. Informal, slangy, or trite… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions


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