Grammar CheckerAdjectives'Worse' vs. 'worst'. What is the difference?

'Worse' vs. 'worst'. What is the difference?

'Worse' vs. 'worst'. What is the difference?

Worse and worst are the comparative and superlative forms of the adjective 'bad'.

Worse should be used to compare two things. These can be objects, places, people, ideas, etc. e.g. "I think Italian food is worse than French food"; “Which is worse? Italian or French?”

Worst should be used to state that one thing is inferior to multiple other things. e.g. "I think French food is the worst food in Europe."

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Examples of worse in a sentence

Worse, she looked irritated.
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It was bad enough to be poor alone, but how much worse to drag a child along with you.
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Worse, both Hillary and Reba had been completely hidden behind columns for the entire afternoon.
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Later, thinking about it, Quinn hadn’t been sure which was worse.
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Examples of worst in a sentence

Now, dreading the worst, she searched for her phone.
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We could already be past the worst of it.”
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He didn’t sound like he thought they were past the worst of it, though.
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And that wasn’t the worst thing she could think of.
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