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better

adjective
 
 
/ˈbetər/
QUALITY A1 comparative of good adjective: of a higher quality, more effective, or more enjoyable than something or someone else: Jeff's been offered a better job in the States. The sales figures were better than expected. Her English has got a lot better (= improved) recently. It would have been better to have discussed the problem first.Good, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good
ILLNESS A1 healthy, or less sick than before: I feel much better. I hope you get better soon.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
the bigger/brighter/hotter, etc the better used to say that the bigger, brighter, hotter, etc something is, the more pleased you will beGood, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good
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