Definitions for worstwɜrst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(adj.)bad or ill in the highest, greatest, or most extreme degree:
the worst person.
most faulty or unsatisfactory:
the worst paper submitted.
most unfavorable or injurious:
the worst rating.
in the poorest condition:
the worst house on the block.
most unpleasant, unattractive, or disagreeable:
the worst personality I've ever known.
most lacking in skill; least skilled.
(n.)that which is worst.
(adv.)in the most evil, wicked, severe, or disadvantageous manner.
with the most severity, intensity, etc.; in the greatest degree.
(v.t.)to defeat; beat.
Idioms for worst:
at (the) worst, if the worst happens; under the worst conditions.
if worst comes to worst, if the very worst happens.
in the worst way, very much; extremely:
to want something in the worst way.
Category: Idiom, Informal
* superlative of.
Origin of worst:
bef. 900; ME worste, OE wyr(re)sta, wer(re)sta (adj. and adv.), c. ON verstr
the least favorable outcome
"the worst that could happen"
the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
"the invaders did their worst"; "so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best"
the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
"it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
(superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
"the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(adverb)
"He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
to the highest degree of inferiority or badness
"She suffered worst of all"; "schools were the worst hit by government spending cuts"; "the worst dressed person present"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
more unpleasant, difficult, etc. than all others
It's the worst case of child abuse he's ever seen.
≠ the best
Today's exam was the worst of all.; After three days, rescuers began to fear the worst.
indicates the worst possibility
At worst we have another two hours to drive.
indicates what can be done if a situation becomes very bad
If worst comes to worst, we'll pay someone to do it.
in a way that is worse than all others
the worst dressed man
To make worse.
To grow worse; to deteriorate.
To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.
In the worst way: most badly, most ill.
bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse
that which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree
to gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit
to grow worse; to deteriorate
Translations for worst
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
bad to the greatest extent
That is the worst book I have ever read.
- piorPortuguese (BR)
- (ο) χειρότεροςGreek
- הָכִי גָרוּעHebrew
- paling burukIndonesian
- 가장 나쁜Korean
- paling buruk; paling terukMalay
- verst, dårligstNorwegian
- د bad دمبالغې صفت: تر ټولو بدPashto
- cel mai răuRomanian
- sämsta, värstaSwedish
- en kötüTurkish
- 「bad」的最高級Chinese (Trad.)
- بد ترینUrdu
- tồi tệ nhấtVietnamese
- “bad” 的最高级Chinese (Simp.)
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