Definitions for: Worst


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


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.


Worst, v. i.
To grow worse; to deteriorate. [R.] ``Every face . . .
worsting.'' --Jane Austen.

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

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