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worse

adjective
noun
adverb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective more unpleasant or severeníos measahe's got worse problems than that tá fadhbanna níos measa ná sin aigethe weather was worse the next day bhí an aimsir ní ba mheasa an lá dár gcionnit makes the pain worse cuireann sé leis an bpian, déanann sé an phian níos measa the difficulties are getting worse tá na deacrachtaí ag éirí níos measa, tá na deacrachtaí ag dul in olcas the situation has been made worse by emigration tá an scéal níos measa de bharr na heisimirce, tá an scéal imithe in olcas de bharr na heisimirceworse still was the by-election result ba mheasa fós toradh an fhothoghcháin, bhí toradh an fhothoghcháin ní ba mheasa arís 2 adjective of a lower standard or levelníos measatheir garden is in a lot worse condition tá caoi i bhfad níos measa ar an ngairdín s'acusanunemployment is worse there than over here tá an dífhostaíocht níos measa ansin ná mar atá abhus anseo the reports got worse d'éirigh na tuairiscí níos measa, chuaigh na tuairiscí in olcas, chuaigh na tuairiscí chun donais
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3 adjective more reprehensibleníos measayou're worse than him! tá tusa níos measa ná eisean!that's a worse sin is measa é sin mar pheaca, is mó de pheaca é sin 4 adjective more illníos measashe was worse yesterday bhí sí níos measa inné, bhí sí imithe in olcas inné he's getting worse tá sé ag éirí níos measa, tá sé ag dul in olcas she looks worse today tá cuma níos measa uirthi inniu 5 adjective more unhappy, nervous etcníos measa I feel worse about it than he does airímse níos measa ná mar a airíonn seisean mar gheall air 6 adjective more unsuitable or unsatisfactoryníos measa it couldn't have come at a worse time ní fhéadfadh sé tarlú ag am níos measa, ní fhéadfadh sé bheith ní ba mhíthráthúlait might leave us in a worse position b'fhéidir gur níos measa as a bheimis
noun
7 noun sth more unpleasant or severeníos measaI've read a lot worse tá i bhfad níos measa ná sin léite agameven worse was to follow bhí níos measa fós le teacht
adverb
8 adverb more severelyníos measasome people are affected worse than others buaileann sé daoine níos measa ná a chéile, is measa a bhuaileann sé daoine áirithe ná daoine eile in the area worse hit sa cheantar is measa a buaileadh, sa cheantar is mó atá thíos leisshe hated me worse than ever ba mhó ná riamh an fuath a bhí aici orm 9 adverb less skilfully, impressively etcníos measathey're playing worse than ever tá siad ag imirt níos measa ná riamhyou couldn't sing any worse even if you tried ní fhéadfá canadh pioc níos measa dá mba mhian leat féin é 10 adverb more unsatisfactory, problematic etcníos measa fósníos measa arísor, worse, ... nó, níos measa fós, ...; nó, níos measa arís, ...
phrases

for the worse

chun donaisit's a change for the worse is athrú chun donais éthings are changing for the worse around here tá rudaí ag dul in olcas thart anseo events took a turn for the worse tháinig droch-chor sa scéal, chuaigh rudaí in olcas, d'éirigh cúrsaí níos measa

it could be worse

(also

it could have been worse

) d'fhéadfadh cúrsaí bheith níos measathiocfadh leis bheith níos measa

you could do worse

d'fhéadfá níos measa ná sin a dhéanamhis iomaí rud ba mheasa a thiocfadh leat a dhéanamh

to make matters worse

(also

to make things worse

) rudaí a dhéanamh níos measathis policy makes matters worse déanann an polasaí seo an cás níos measa to make matters worse, in lands her father mar bharr ar an donas, isteach lena hathair

no worse than

it's no worse than the others níl sé dada níos measa ná an chuid eile

there are worse things

ní hé an rud is measa riamh étá rudaí níos measa ná sin ann

there's nothing worse

níl a dhath níos measasin an rud is measa ar fadthere's nothing worse than a dirty kitchen níl a dhath níos measa ná cistin shalach, níl dada ar domhan is measa ná cistin shalach

the worse for wear

informal 1 drunkthey were the worse for wear last night bhí braon maith ar bord acu aréir, bhí siad ólta go maith aréir, bhí siad caochta aréir 2 in poor state of repairthe house was the worse for wear bhí cuma na scríbe ar an teach, ní raibh cuma ná caoi ar an teach, bhí droch-chuma amach ar an teach

worse luck

ar an drochuairfaraor géarI won't be there, worse luck! ní bheidh mé ann, ar an drochuair!; ní bheidh mé ann, faraor!

worse off

níos measa aswe're worse off than ever with this levy táimid níos measa as ná riamh leis an tobhach seo, táimid níos boichte ná riamh ag an tobhach seohe was much worse off after the fight bhí seisean i bhfad níos measa as tar éis na troda

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