What does worst mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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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  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

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  2. worts

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Numerology

  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. Marco Rubio:

    He put out a picture of having makeup put on me at the debate. Which is amazing to me that the guy with the worst spray tan in America is attacking me for putting on makeup. Donald Trump likes to sue people. He should sue whoever did that to his face with that.

  2. Shane Fitzsimmons:

    This is absolutely one of the worst fire seasons we've seen, it's going to be a very long, difficult dangerous night still ahead. It's going to be another difficult day again tomorrow.

  3. Ford Maddox:

    Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.

  4. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  5. Ryan Logan:

    These folks that we are serving, who we know they are having the worst experience of their lives, are turning around and asking you what can they do to serve, it’s nothing short of amazing.

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