Meaning of worseness in English:

worseness

noun

  • 1The fact of being worse than another, or worse than previously; inferiority.

  • 2historical The extent to which the purity or value of a precious metal falls below an established standard. Compare "worse" and betterness .

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Wyclif (d. 1384), theologian, philosopher, and religious reformer. From worse + -ness.

Pronunciation

worseness

/ˈwəːsnəs/