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English adjective: worst

1. worst (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

SamplesThe worst player on the team.
The worst weather of the year.

Similarbottom, last, last-place, lowest, pessimal, pessimum

See alsobad, inferior

Domain usagesuperlative


English noun: worst

1. worst (event) the least favorable outcome

SamplesThe worst that could happen.

Broader (hypernym)final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination

2. worst (attribute) the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable

SamplesThe invaders did their worst.
So pure of heart that his worst is another man's best.

Broader (hypernym)evil, evilness

3. worst (act) the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

SamplesIt was the worst he had ever done on a test.

Broader (hypernym)attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try


English adverb: worst

1. worst to the highest degree of inferiority or badness

SamplesShe suffered worst of all.
Schools were the worst hit by government spending cuts.
The worst dressed person present.

English verb: worst

1. worst (competition) defeat thoroughly

SamplesHe mopped up the floor with his opponents.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to worst his opponent

Synonymsmop up, pip, rack up, whip

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

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