Worser Wors"er, a. Worse. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Thou dost deserve a worser end. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

From worser thoughts which make me do amiss. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

A dreadful quiet felt, and, worser far Than arms, a sullen interval of war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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.'' --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

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