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Definitions of worst

  1. colloquial usage; defeat thoroughly; " He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
  2. the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; " it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
  3. 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"
  4. the least favorable outcome; " the worst that could happen"
  5. 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"
  6. ( superlative of ` bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; " the worst player on the team"; " the worst weather of the year"
  7. defeat thoroughly; " He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
  8. To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  9. Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse.
  10. That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree.
  11. To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
  12. Superlative of bad; bad or evil in the hightest degree; most severe or dangerous.
  13. In the most evil way possible.
  14. The most evil state; that which is most bad or evil.
  15. To get the advantage of in a contest; defeat.
  16. Bad in the highest degree, whether in a moral or physical sense; as, the worst sinner, the worst disease, the worst evil that can befall a state or an individual.
  17. That which is most evil or bad: most evil, severe, aggravated, or calamitous state or condition- usually with the. " He is always sure of finding diversion when the worst comes to the worst."- Addison.
  18. Most or least, according to the sense of the verb. " When thou didst hate him worst."- Shak. " The gods do like this worst."- Shak.
  19. To get the advantage over in contest: to defeat: to overthrow. " The victorious Philistines were worsted by the captivated ark, which foraged their country more than a conquering army."- South.
  20. To grow worse: to deteriorate: to worsen. " Anne haggard, Mary coarse, every face in the neighborhood worsting,. had long been a distress to him."- Miss Austen.
  21. Bad or evil in the highest degree.
  22. The highest degree of badness; the most evil state or result.
  23. To get the advantage over in a contest.
  24. Bad, ill, or evil in the highest degree.
  25. The most evil or calamitous state or result.
  26. In the worst manner or degree.
  27. Superlative of bad, evil or ill; most bad; most evil; most severe or dangerous; most difficult to heal; most afflictive, pernicious or calamitous.
  28. The most evil state; the most severe or aggravated state; the most calamitous state.
  29. To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat; to overthrow.
  30. Superl. degree of bad; bad or ill in the highest degree.
  31. The most evil or calamitous state; the height, in an ill sense.
  32. To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat.
  33. See under worse.
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Usage examples for worst

  1. The worst of it is, he looks it, too." – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  2. The worst was over after that night. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  3. Those out at the Capellenberg have the worst time of it. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  4. Promise to fight fair, and do your worst – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. Anyway, the worst is over now- must be! – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  6. I'm no sure, however, that they're the worst – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  7. It will make no difference if the worst comes to the worst – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  8. " There isn't any worst – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. But the worst had happened. – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  10. Come, let's go over and see what the worst is going to be. – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
  11. The night was the worst time of all. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  12. But come, mother, why should we take her at the worst – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. " Dare him to do his worst – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  14. " But," thought Miss Dasomma, " if this be his best, what may not his worst be?" – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  15. I knew at once that the worst had happened. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  16. And the worst of it is, we can never, never ask, because she might not like it and I wouldn't want to take any risk. – The Motor Maids by Rose, Shamrock and Thistle by Katherine Stokes
  17. If I were certain he locked us in that room today, I'd believe the worst – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. It's one of the worst things going when it's told to the wrong man at the wrong time. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  19. Luckily for us, the worst was over. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  20. The weather was warm for the time of the year, and I thought, if the worst came to the worst they could spend the night in the old church. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
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