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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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Quotes of worst

  1. So I would say Reagan was the best, and certainly Clinton the worst – Pat Boone
  2. What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence. – Terry Bradshaw
  3. I have been in Congress for more than a half century. I have lived through times of fear and times of hope. Of despair and of achievement. I have seen our government at its best, but today I fear that we see our government at its worst – Robert Byrd
  4. Waitressing- by far the worst job ever created. – Jennifer Esposito
  5. Something like trying to protect yourself all the time, things like trying to outwit fate. Those things can be the worst thing you can do for yourself. – John Frusciante
  6. The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally. – Paul Fussell
  7. If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. – Bob Hope
  8. When it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews? – Sarah Jessica Parker
  9. The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere. It might be the worst department now, and yet at one point it was the best in the country. – Ad Reinhardt
  10. The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success. I knew right away that I was through- cast out. – Jonas Salk
  11. For death is not the worst but when one wants to die and is not able even to have that. – Sophocles
  12. Man's wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy. – William Temple
  13. The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place. – Robert Welch
  14. I'm probably one of the worst people with numbers you've ever met. My brothers always kid that they think I'm counting cards in Vegas, but I'm just trying to add things up. – Luke Wilson
  15. The worst kind of lying I've ever done is keeping things from people. – Elijah Wood

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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