for better or (for) worse

Definition of for better or (for) worse

  1. :  whether good or bad things happen :  no matter what happens We've made our decision and now we have to stick to it for better or worse.

Word by Word Definitions

betterplay
  1. : comparative ofgood

    :  greater than half

    :  improved in health or mental attitude

  1. :  to make better (see 1better): such as

    :  to make more tolerable or acceptable

    :  to make more complete or perfect

  1. : comparative ofwell

    :  in a more excellent manner

    :  to greater advantage :  preferably

  1. :  something better (see 1better)

    :  a superior especially in merit or rank

    :  advantage, victory

  1. :  had better (see 3better 1b)

worseplay
  1. : comparative ofbador ofill

    :  of more inferior quality, value, or condition

    :  more unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful

  1. :  one that is worse

  1. : comparative ofbadorbadlyor ofillorilly

    :  in a worse manner :  to a worse extent or degree

    :  what is worse


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