What is the opposite of better?

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Adjective
Opposite of improved in quality, accuracy or performance
“The engine of my sedan is inferior compared to that of a sports car.”
Adjective
Opposite of 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 of improved in health or mental attitude
“I was terribly sick last night but I am even more ill today.”
Adjective
Opposite of more favorable or better-timed
“Under harsher circumstances, we would have been enemies despite our rapport.”
Adjective
Opposite of more sound in judgment
“He was less popular than his brother due to being laxer when it came to choosing his words.”
Adjective
Opposite of enjoying health and vigor
“I regret stuffing myself at the buffet as I'm starting to feel a bit ill.”
Adjective
Opposite of more superior in quality or caliber
“Unfortunately, the quality of our latest product is of a poorer standard compared to our competition.”
Adjective
Opposite of being farther along in development or quality
Adjective
Opposite of better than some other option
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to the showing or giving of preference
Adjective
Opposite of more morally or ethically superior
“He was a man of questionable character with viler principles than his peers.”
Adjective
Opposite of more favorable
“Many people now had a lower opinion of him due to his string of poor performances.”
Adjective
Opposite of cured
Adjective
Opposite of better or effective
Adjective
(also used as noun or determiner in some contexts) Opposite of superlative degree of much or many
“The team that scores the least number of points loses.”
Adjective
Opposite of noteworthy historically, or among one's peers
“He was just one of many unknown painters from the 19th century.”
Adverb
Opposite of to a greater degree of excellence
“He knows the industry to a lesser degree compared to the other candidates.”
Adverb
Opposite of to a greater degree of soundness in judgment
“The money would have been worse spent on more frivolous needs.”
Adverb
Opposite of to a greater extent
“I like steak less than I like vegetables.”
Adverb
Opposite of most appropriately or usefully
“Studying is worst done in a noisy environment.”
Verb
Opposite of to improve on
“You will not make it to college if your grades worsen.”
Verb
Opposite of to surpass in excellence
“The athlete knew he would lose in trying to beat the insurmountable world record.”
Verb
Opposite of make changes in something in order to improve it
Verb
Opposite of to make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition
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Opposite of to be superior against one's peers
“The other swimmers could not keep up with Phelps and would fall behind quickly.”
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Opposite of outdo a performance
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Opposite of to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
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Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
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Opposite of to advance or to promote the growth of
“The athlete knew that he would regress his skills if he did not continue to train hard.”
Verb
Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Verb
Opposite of to make changes to correct an error or mistake
Verb
Opposite of to adapt to modern needs, taste, or usage
“Surely, if my system's working fine, then I should just leave it as it is?”
Verb
Opposite of to make human or humane
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Opposite of to achieve victory over
“They were a weak team and would lose to virtually every team they played against.”
Verb
Opposite of be comparable to in quality or excellence
Verb
Opposite of to increase the amount, level, or strength of
“Could you please reduce the volume as we are trying to get some sleep.”
Verb
Opposite of to achieve victory over
“With the mediocre players we have, we are probably going to lose to most teams.”
Noun
Opposite of 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 of a favorable condition or position
“The soccer team was trailing by three goals which represented a clear disadvantage going into the second half.”
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