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Meaning of WORST

Pronunciation:  wurst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
  2. [n]  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. [n]  the least favorable outcome; "the worst that could happen"
  4. [adv]  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"
  5. [adj]  (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
  6. [v]  colloquial usage; defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

WORST is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: bottom, last, last-place, lowest, mop up, most evil, most unattractive, most undesirable, most unpleasant, most unsuitable, most wicked, pessimal, pessimum(a), pip, poorest, rack up, whip
 Antonyms: best, best
 See Also: attempt, bad, beat, beat out, crush, effort, endeavor, endeavour, evil, evilness, final result, inferior, outcome, result, resultant, shell, termination, trounce, try, vanquish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Worst\, a., superl. of {Bad}. [OE. werst, worste, wurste,
    AS. wyrst, wierst, wierrest. See {Worse}, a.]
    Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a
    physical or moral sense. See {Worse}. ``Heard so oft in worst
    extremes.'' --Milton.
          I have a wife, the worst that may be.    --Chaucer.
          If thou hadst not been born the worst of men, Thou
          hadst been a knave and flatterer.        --Shak.
  2. \Worst\, n.
    That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious,
    calamitous, or wicked state or degree.
          The worst is not So long as we can say, This is the
          worst.                                   --Shak.
          He is always sure of finding diversion when the worst
          comes to the worst.                      --Addison.
  3. \Worst\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worsted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Worsting}.] [See {Worse}, v. t. & a.]
    To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the
    better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
          The . . . Philistines were worsted by the captivated
          ark.                                     --South.
  4. \Worst\, v. i.
    To grow worse; to deteriorate. [R.] ``Every face . . .
    worsting.'' --Jane Austen.