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worst

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Pronunciation

Adjective

worst

  1. Most inferior; doing the least good.
    I think putting oil on a burn is the worst thing you can do.
  2. Most unfavorable.
    That's the worst news I've had all day.
  3. Most harmful or severe.
    The worst storm we had last winter knocked down our power lines.
  4. Most ill.
    I'm feeling really ill - the worst I've felt all week.

Synonyms

  • (most ill): illest (nonstandard)

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Translations

Noun

Singular
worst

Plural
-

worst (-)
  1. (with the) ­Something that is worst.
    None of these photographs of me is good, but this one is definitely the worst.

Derived terms

Translations

  • Portuguese: pior m.

Adverb

worst

  1. In the worst way; most badly.
    My sore leg hurts worst when it's cold and rainy.
    This is the worst-written essay I've ever seen.
    She's the worst-informed of the lot.
  2. Most ill.

Verb

Infinitive
to worst

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to worst (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To make worse.
  2. (rare) To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.
    • 1942: He was a great man wholly worsted by his age. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 145)

Dutch

Noun

worst

  1. sausage

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