worse off


: having less money and possessions : less wealthy
He was worse off financially than he was before.
: in a worse position
If you quit school, you will be worse off.

Examples of worse off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across the aisle, Daily Wire firebrand Matt Walsh recently made headlines -- at one point citing moi -- for arguing that black Americans are likely not worse off today than we would be had our ancestors remained in Africa and, more broadly, that historical revisionism of any kind is foolish. Wilfred Reilly, National Review, 4 Apr. 2023 Tina Pedersen hasn’t been around very often during the past four months, and Rhode Island is worse off because of it. Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Mar. 2023 Are these other cities worse off? Chicago Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 The mice used as controls in that study actually had a below-average rate of cancer, Stanhope said, making the aspartame-eating mice seem worse off. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2023 In a post-pandemic world, the world’s 10 richest men have doubled their fortunes while 99% of humanity are worse off. Marianne Lehnis, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 His strolls through MD Anderson’s halls left him believing others were worse off. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2023 But the shift toward premium products could signal the start of a more lasting change, as businesses settle into a routine of selling lower volumes for higher prices in a divided economy — a strategy that could leave poorer consumers worse off. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2023 Might Protect Against Heart Disease and Stroke On top of cholesterol's effects on the body, a study published in 2018 in Heart found that people who eat eggs aren't worse off than those who don't. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Worse off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worse%20off. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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