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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worstnoun

    the least favorable outcome

    "the worst that could happen"

  2. worstnoun

    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. worstadjective

    the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

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

  4. worstverb

    (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 upadverb

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  6. worstadverb

    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"


  1. worstverb

    To make worse.

  2. worstverb

    To grow worse; to deteriorate.

  3. worstverb

    To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.

  4. worstadverb

    In the worst way: most badly, most ill.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Worstadjective

    The superlative of bad, formed from worse: bad, worse, worst. Most bad; most ill.

    If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,
    Thou hadst been knave and flatterer. William Shakespeare.

    The pain that any one actually feels is still of all other the worst; and it is with anguish they cry out. John Locke.

  2. Worstnoun

    The most calamitous or wicked state; the utmost height or degree of any thing ill.

    Who is’t can say, I’m at the worst?
    I’m worse than e’er I was,
    And worse I may be yet: the worst is not,
    So long as we can say, this is the worst. William Shakespeare.

    That you may be armed against the worst in this unhappy state of affairs in our distressed country, I send you these considerations on the nature and immortality of the soul. Digby.

    Happy the man, and happy he alone,
    He, who can call to-day his own:
    He who secure within can say,
    To morrow do thy worst, for I have liv’d to day. Dryden.

    Sir Roger gets into the frontiers of his estate, before he beats about in search of a hare, on purpose to spare his own fields, where he is always sure of finding diversion when the worst comes to the worst. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

  3. To Worstverb

    To defeat; to overthrow.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    The case will be no worse than where two duellists enter the field, where the worsted party hath his sword given him gain without further hurt. John Suckling.

    The bear was in a greater fright,
    Beat down and worsted by the knight. Hudibras.

    It is downright madness to contend where we are sure to be worsted. Roger L'Estrange.

    The victorious Philistines were worsted by the captivated ark, which foraged their country more than a conquering army. Robert South, Sermons.

    She could have brought the chariot again, when she saw her brother worsted in the duel. John Dryden, Dedalus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worstadjective

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

  2. Worstnoun

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

  3. Worstadjective

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

  4. Worstverb

    to grow worse; to deteriorate

  5. Etymology: [See Worse, v. t. & a.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Worst

    wurst, adj. bad or evil in the highest degree.—adv. to a very bad or very evil degree.—n. the highest degree of badness: the most evil state.—v.t. to get the advantage over in a contest: to defeat.—v.i. (obs.) to grow worse. [A.S. wyrst, wyrrest, wyrresta, from the same source as worse.]

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

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

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  2. worts

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Worst in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Worst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Worst in a Sentence

  1. Heather Waters:

    Im going to grieve for a very long time, its like the worlds worst nightmare. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The sheriffs office released a photo of Anthony Gumina under arrest, sitting down on what appeared to be a curb. Officials said in order to protect the integrity of their homicide investigation, not further information is being released at this time. But while officials claim to have evidence linking Gumina to his wifes death, a family member told Fox 40 he believes the 44-year-old is innocent.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    This is the worst negotiation in the history of mankind.

  3. Jonathan Pershing:

    We used to think... that warming of 2 ° C was a huge problem, but that if we could stay below that, we could avoid the worst of the damage, we're now seeing the damages starting today and getting much, much worse. And people increasingly think we've got to have a greater degree of urgency and rapid action that they might have thought even as little as four years ago.

  4. Neil Shearing:

    As the virus spreads, there's a good chance that that' worst case' scenario quickly becomes the most likely scenario.

  5. Eszter Vamos:

    This means that it's not only the children who eat the most ultra-processed foods( that) have the worst weight gain, but also the more they eat, the worse this gets.

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. transpire
    • B. embellish
    • C. abide
    • D. abduct

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