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. In the worst manner or degree.
  25. Superlative of bad, evil or ill; most bad; most evil; most severe or dangerous; most difficult to heal; most afflictive, pernicious or calamitous.
  26. The most evil state; the most severe or aggravated state; the most calamitous state.
  27. To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat; to overthrow.
  28. Superl. degree of bad; bad or ill in the highest degree.
  29. The most evil or calamitous state; the height, in an ill sense.
  30. To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat.
  31. See under worse.

Usage examples for worst

  1. The worst of it is, he looks it, too." – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  2. " Dare him to do his worst. – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Those out at the Capellenberg have the worst time of it. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  6. The night was the worst time of all. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  7. Luckily for us, the worst was over. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. 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
  9. I knew at once that the worst had happened. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  10. I'm no sure, however, that they're the worst. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  11. If I were certain he locked us in that room today, I'd believe the worst! – The Cry at Midnight by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. " But," thought Miss Dasomma, " if this be his best, what may not his worst be?" – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  13. Promise to fight fair, and do your worst. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  14. Anyway, the worst is over now- must be! – Andrew the Glad by Maria Thompson Daviess
  15. " There isn't any worst. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  16. 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
  17. It will make no difference if the worst comes to the worst. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  18. But the worst had happened. – Apron-Strings by Eleanor Gates
  19. The worst was over after that night. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  20. 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