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worst

 (wûrst)
adj.Superlative of bad1 ill
1. Most inferior, as in quality, condition, or effect: the worst hitter on the team.
2. Most severe or unfavorable: the worst winter in years.
3. Being furthest from an ideal or a standard; least desirable or satisfactory: This is the worst cafeteria!
adv.Superlative of badly ill
In the worst manner or degree.
tr.v. worst·ed, worst·ing, worsts
To gain the advantage over; defeat: was worsted in the argument.
n.
Something that is worst.
Idioms:
at (the) worst
Under the most negative circumstances, estimation, or interpretation: At worst, the storm will make us postpone the trip.
get/have the worst of it
To suffer a defeat or disadvantage.
if (the) worst comes to (the) worst
If the very worst thing happens.
in the worst way Informal
Very much; a great deal: wanted to be elected in the worst way.

[Middle English, from Old English wyrsta; see wers- in Indo-European roots.]

worst

(wɜːst)
adj
the superlative of bad1
adv
1. in the most extreme or bad manner or degree
2. least well, suitably, or acceptably
3. (in combination) in or to the smallest degree or extent; least: worst-loved.
n
4. the worst the least good or most inferior person, thing, or part in a group, narrative, etc
5. (often preceded by at) the most poor, unpleasant, or unskilled quality or condition: television is at its worst these days.
6. the greatest amount of damage or wickedness of which a person or group is capable: the invaders came and did their worst.
7. the weakest effort or poorest achievement that a person or group is capable of making: the applicant did his worst at the test because he did not want the job.
8. the worst
a. in the least favourable interpretation or view
b. under the least favourable conditions
9. if the worst comes to the worst if all the more desirable alternatives become impossible or if the worst possible thing happens
10. come off worst get the worst of it to enjoy the least benefit from an issue or be defeated in it
vb
(tr) to get the advantage over; defeat or beat
[Old English wierrest; related to Old Frisian wersta, Old Saxon, Old High German wirsisto, Old Norse verstr]

worst

(wɜrst)

adj. superlative of bad and ill, adj.
1. bad or ill in the highest, greatest, or most extreme degree: the worst person.
2. most faulty or unsatisfactory: the worst paper submitted.
3. most unfavorable or injurious: the worst rating.
4. in the poorest condition: the worst house on the block.
5. most unpleasant, unattractive, or disagreeable: the worst personality I've ever known.
6. most lacking in skill; least skilled.
n.
7. that which is worst.
adv.
8. in the most evil, wicked, severe, or disadvantageous manner.
9. with the most severity, intensity, etc.; in the greatest degree.
v.t.
10. to defeat; beat.
Idioms:
1. at (the) worst, if the worst happens; under the worst conditions.
2. if worst comes to worst, if the very worst happens.
3. in the worst way, very much; extremely: to want something in the worst way.
[before 900; Middle English worste, Old English wyr(re)sta, wer(re)sta (adj. and adv.), c. Old Norse verstr]

worst

Worst is the superlative form of bad and the usual superlative form of badly.

worst


Past participle: worsted
Gerund: worsting

Imperative
worst
worst
Present
I worst
you worst
he/she/it worsts
we worst
you worst
they worst
Preterite
I worsted
you worsted
he/she/it worsted
we worsted
you worsted
they worsted
Present Continuous
I am worsting
you are worsting
he/she/it is worsting
we are worsting
you are worsting
they are worsting
Present Perfect
I have worsted
you have worsted
he/she/it has worsted
we have worsted
you have worsted
they have worsted
Past Continuous
I was worsting
you were worsting
he/she/it was worsting
we were worsting
you were worsting
they were worsting
Past Perfect
I had worsted
you had worsted
he/she/it had worsted
we had worsted
you had worsted
they had worsted
Future
I will worst
you will worst
he/she/it will worst
we will worst
you will worst
they will worst
Future Perfect
I will have worsted
you will have worsted
he/she/it will have worsted
we will have worsted
you will have worsted
they will have worsted
Future Continuous
I will be worsting
you will be worsting
he/she/it will be worsting
we will be worsting
you will be worsting
they will be worsting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been worsting
you have been worsting
he/she/it has been worsting
we have been worsting
you have been worsting
they have been worsting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been worsting
you will have been worsting
he/she/it will have been worsting
we will have been worsting
you will have been worsting
they will have been worsting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been worsting
you had been worsting
he/she/it had been worsting
we had been worsting
you had been worsting
they had been worsting
Conditional
I would worst
you would worst
he/she/it would worst
we would worst
you would worst
they would worst
Past Conditional
I would have worsted
you would have worsted
he/she/it would have worsted
we would have worsted
you would have worsted
they would have worsted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worst - the least favorable outcome; "the worst that could happen"
final result, outcome, resultant, termination, result - something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
2.worst - 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"
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
3.worst - the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
best - the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
Verb1.worst - defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
Adj.1.worst - (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
superlative - an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"
Adv.1.worst - 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"

worst

verb
To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
Translations
الَأسْوَأالأسْوأبأسْوأ طَريقَه
nejhorší
værsti værste fald
pahin
najgori
legrosszabb
verstur
最悪の
가장 나쁜
blogiausiaiblogiausiasblogiausias atvejisdaryti ką norikas blogiausias
visļaunākaisvissliktākvissliktākais
najhoršínajhoršie
najslabši
värst
เลวที่สุด
en kötüen kötü şekildeen kötüsü
xấu nhất

worst

[wɜːst]
A. ADJ SUPERL of bad
1. (gen) → peor
it was the worst film I've ever seenfue la peor película de mi vida, fue la película más mala que he visto en mi vida
worst of alllo que es peor
it was the worst winter for 20 yearsfue el peor invierno en 20 años
the worst storm in yearsla peor tormenta en años
that's the worst part (of it)eso es lo peor
at the worst possible timeen el peor momento posible
it was the worst thing he ever didfue lo peor que hizo nunca
see also fear
2. (= most badly affected) [victim] → más afectado
the worst sufferers are childrenlos más afectados son los niños
B. ADV SUPERL of badly
1. (gen) → peor
the worst-dressed man in Englandel hombre peor vestido de Inglaterra
they all sing badly but he sings worst (of all)todos cantan mal, pero él peor que nadie
to come off worst they had a punch-up and he came off worsttuvieron una pelea y él fue el que salió peor parado
2. [affected, hit] → más
he visited some of the worst affected areasvisitó algunas de las zonas más afectadas
C. N
1. the worstlo peor
the worst that can happen is thatlo peor que puede pasar es que ...
we threw away the worst of themlos peores los tiramos a la basura
to fear the worsttemerse lo peor
the worst of it is thatlo peor de todo es que ...
that's not the worst of iteso no es lo peor
to get the worst of itllevarse la peor parte
if the worst comes to the worsten el peor de los casos
2.
at worsten el peor de los casos
at worst, they can only say noen el peor de los casos, nos dirán que no
the situation is at its worst in urban centresen los núcleos urbanos es donde la situación es más grave
things or matters were at their worstlas cosas estaban peor que nunca
he's at his worst in the eveningspor las tardes es cuando está más insoportable
D. VT (o.f.) [+ person] (in fight) → derrotar; (in conflict) → vencer

worst

[ˈwɜːrst]
adjle pire(la), le plus mauvais(la)(e)
He's the worst student in the class → C'est le plus mauvais élève de la classe.
He got the worst mark in the whole class → Il a eu la plus mauvaise note de la classe.
It's the worst film I've ever seen → C'est le plus mauvais film que j'aie jamais vu., C'est le pire film que j'aie jamais vu.
Maths is my worst subject → Les maths sont ma plus mauvaise matière.
the worst thing which ever happened to me → la pire des choses qui me soit arrivé
my worst enemy → mon pire ennemi
adv
the worst affected areas → les zones les plus gravement touchées
worst of all → pire que tout
the climate and, worst of all, the food → le climat et, pire que tout, la nourriture
npire m
The worst is over → Le pire est derrière nous.
the worst of the recession → les pires moments de la récession
the worst of the war → les pires moments de la guerre
at worst → au pire
if the worst comes to the worst → au pire
the worst of it is that ... → le pire c'est que ...
at one's worst → à ses pires momentsworst-case [ˈwɜːrstkeɪs] adj [hypothesis, projection, guess] → le plus pessimiste, la plus pessimiste
the worst-case scenario → le pire scénario

worst

adj superl of badschlechteste(r, s); (morally, with regard to consequences) → schlimmste(r, s); the worst possible timedie ungünstigste Zeit
adv superl of badlyam schlechtesten
n the worst is overdas Schlimmste or Ärgste ist vorbei; in the worst of the stormim ärgsten Sturm; when the crisis/storm was at its worstals die Krise/der Sturm ihren/seinen Höhepunkt erreicht hatte; at (the) worstschlimmstenfalls; you’ve never seen him at his worster kann noch (viel) schlimmer (sein); the worst of it is …das Schlimmste daran ist, …; if the worst comes to the worst, if worst comes to worst (US) → wenn alle Stricke reißen (inf); do your worst! (liter)mach zu!; to get the worst of itden Kürzeren ziehen
vt enemy, opponentbesiegen, schlagen

worst

[wɜːst]
1. adj superl of badil/la peggiore
it was the worst possible time → era il momento peggiore or meno opportuno
the worst film of the three → il peggiore fra i tre film
the worst pupil in the school → il peggior alunno della scuola
one of his worst efforts → una delle sue prove peggiori
2. adv superl of badlypeggio
he sings worst of all → canta peggio di tutti
to come off worst (in fight, argument) → avere la peggio
3. npeggio m or f; (of crisis, storm) → culmine m
at (the) worst → alla peggio, per male che vada
the worst of it is that ... → il peggio è che...
the worst is yet to come → il peggio deve ancora venire
if the worst comes to the worst → nel peggiore dei casi
to get the worst of an argument → avere la peggio in una discussione
he brings out the worst in me → risveglia in me gli istinti peggiori
we're over or past the worst of it now → il peggio è passato, ora
do your worst! → sono pronto al peggio!

worst

(wəːst) adjective
bad to the greatest extent. That is the worst book I have ever read.
adverb
in the worst way or manner. This group performed worst (of all) in the test.
pronoun
the thing, person etc which is bad to the greatest extent. the worst of the three; His behaviour is at its worst when he's with strangers; At the worst they can only fine you.
do one's worst
to do the most evil etc thing that one can.
get the worst of
to be defeated in (a fight etc).
if the worst comes to the worst
if the worst possible thing happens. If the worst comes to the worst you can sell your house.
the worst of it is (that)
the most unfortunate etc aspect of the situation is (that).

worst

الَأسْوَأ nejhorší værst schlechtester χείριστος pésimo pahin pire najgori peggiore 最悪の 가장 나쁜 slechtst verst najgorszy o pior наихудший värst เลวที่สุด en kötü xấu nhất 最坏的
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It's naughty to fret, but I do think washing dishes and keeping things tidy is the worst work in the world.
Mine ear is open, and my heart prepared: The worst is wordly loss thou canst unfold:--Say, is my kingdom lost?
When you were your own worst enemy, your friends came to help you.
I sometimes fancy that my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus--but John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad.
At the worst she would have no difficulty in retracing her steps home.
he would call it the fulfillment of his worst wishes.
His position is then one of the most singularly irksome, and, in every contingency, disagreeable, that a wretched mortal can possibly occupy; with seldom an alternative of good on either hand, although what presents itself to him as the worst event may very probably be the best.
Putting things at the worst, at all events, as in meditation I so often did, any clouding of their innocence could only be-- blameless and foredoomed as they were--a reason the more for taking risks.
Steelkilt leaped on the barricade, and striding up and down there, defied the worst the pistols could do; but gave the captain to understand distinctly, that his (Steelkilt's) death would be the signal for a murderous mutiny on the part of all hands.
Also forget not the strange fact that of all things of ill-savor, Cologne-water, in its rudimental manufacturing stages, is the worst.
He must never start at what he sees, nor speak to other horses, nor bite, nor kick, nor have any will of his own; but always do his master's will, even though he may be very tired or hungry; but the worst of all is, when his harness is once on, he may neither jump for joy nor lie down for weariness.
Worst of all was the frightful bill that was still to come from Graiczunas for the beer and liquor that might be consumed.