Antonyms of verb worsen

2 senses of worsen

Sense 1
worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")
       Antonym of better (Sense 3)
      => better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")

Sense 2
worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")
       Antonym of better (Sense 2)
      => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb worsen

2 senses of worsen

Sense 1
worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj worsened

2 senses of worsened

Sense 1
worse (vs. better), worsened -- (changed for the worse in health or fitness; "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse")


Sense 2
worsened -- (made or become worse; impaired; "troubled by the worsened economic conditions"; "the worsened diplomatic relations")

INDIRECT (VIA worse) -> better -- ((comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history")

Similarity of adj worsened

2 senses of worsened

Sense 1
worse (vs. better), worsened -- (changed for the worse in health or fitness; "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse")

Sense 2
worsened -- (made or become worse; impaired; "troubled by the worsened economic conditions"; "the worsened diplomatic relations")
       => worse (vs. better) -- ((comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability; "this road is worse than the first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying")

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