What is the opposite of better?

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Adjective
Opposite for improved in quality, accuracy or performance
“The engine of my sedan is inferior compared to that of a sports car.”
Adjective
Opposite for more suitable or effective for a given need
“Our last project was a failure and the last thing we need is a weaker solution.”
Adjective
Opposite for improved in health or mental attitude
“I was terribly sick last night but I am even more ill today.”
Adjective
Opposite for more favorable or better-timed
“Under harsher circumstances, we would have been enemies despite our rapport.”
Adverb
Opposite for to a greater degree of excellence
“He knows the industry to a lesser degree compared to the other candidates.”
Verb
Opposite for to improve on
“You will not make it to college if your grades worsen.”
Verb
Opposite for to surpass in excellence
“The athlete knew he would lose in trying to beat the insurmountable world record.”
Adverb
Opposite for to a greater degree of soundness in judgment
“The money would have been worse spent on more frivolous needs.”
Adjective
Opposite for greater in soundness of judgment
“He was less popular than his brother due to being laxer when it came to choosing his words.”
Noun
Opposite for one who is above another in rank
“He is your lesser and is required to accord you with a commensurate level of respect.”
Noun
(of competitions) Opposite for a favorable condition or position
“The soccer team were trailing by three goals which represented a clear disadvantage going into the second half.”
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