Definitions for worstwɜrst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

worst*wɜrst(adj.)bad; ill

  1. (adj.)bad or ill in the highest, greatest, or most extreme degree:

    the worst person.

  2. most faulty or unsatisfactory:

    the worst paper submitted.

  3. most unfavorable or injurious:

    the worst rating.

  4. in the poorest condition:

    the worst house on the block.

  5. most unpleasant, unattractive, or disagreeable:

    the worst personality I've ever known.

  6. most lacking in skill; least skilled.

  7. (n.)that which is worst.

  8. (adv.)in the most evil, wicked, severe, or disadvantageous manner.

  9. with the most severity, intensity, etc.; in the greatest degree.

  10. (v.t.)to defeat; beat.

Idioms for worst:

  1. at (the) worst, if the worst happens; under the worst conditions.

    Category: Idiom

  2. if worst comes to worst, if the very worst happens.

    Category: Idiom

  3. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worst(noun)

    the least favorable outcome

    "the worst that could happen"

  2. worst(noun)

    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"

  3. worst(adj)

    the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

    "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

  4. worst(verb)

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

    "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"

  5. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(adverb)

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  6. worst(adverb)

    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

  1. worst(adjective)ɜrst

    more unpleasant, difficult, etc. than all others

    It's the worst case of child abuse he's ever seen.

  2. worst(noun)ɜrst

    ≠ the best

    Today's exam was the worst of all.; After three days, rescuers began to fear the worst.

  3. worstɜrst

    indicates the worst possibility

    At worst we have another two hours to drive.

  4. worstɜrst

    indicates what can be done if a situation becomes very bad

    If worst comes to worst, we'll pay someone to do it.

  5. worst(adverb)ɜrst

    in a way that is worse than all others

    the worst dressed man


  1. worst(Verb)

    To make worse.

  2. worst(Verb)

    To grow worse; to deteriorate.

  3. worst(Verb)

    To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.

  4. worst(Adverb)

    In the worst way: most badly, most ill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worst(adj)

    bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse

  2. Worst(noun)

    that which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree

  3. Worst(adj)

    to gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit

  4. Worst(verb)

    to grow worse; to deteriorate


  1. Worst

    Worst is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Takahashi. The plot revolves around a group of teenage boys who fight their way through the notorious high school, Suzuran. The manga was first published by Shōnen Champion in 2002. The series is currently being serialized in Japan and has been collected into twenty-five tankōbon volumes. In North America, Digital Manga Publishing has released only three volumes, with the last graphic novel released in November 2004. The series is currently on hiatus but Digital Manga Publishing has said that if enough fans show interest, they will consider continuing the series. Worst is infamous for not having any female characters. Hiroshi Takahashi had also released Worst Gaiden which is the short collection of sides stories for the Worst series.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2313

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worst' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2111

Anagrams of worst

  1. trows

  2. worts

Translations for worst

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


bad to the greatest extent

That is the worst book I have ever read.

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