Complete Definition of "worst"

English

Pronunciation
RP: IPA|/wÉËst/
US: IPA|/wÉst/
audio|en-us-worst.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)st|-ÉË(r)st

Adjective
worst

  1. Most inferior; doing the least good.

#:I think putting oil on a burn is the worst thing you can do.

  1. Most unfavorable.

#:That's the worst news I've had all day.

  1. Most harmful or severe.

#:The worst storm we had last winter knocked down our power lines.

  1. Most ill.

#:I'm feeling really ill - the worst I've felt all week.

Synonyms
(most ill): illest (nonstandard)

Related terms
worse

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|اÙاسÙØ£ (al-âáswaâ)
Chinese: æå (zuìhuaì)
Danish: værst
Dutch: slechtst, ergst
Esperanto: la pli malbona
Finnish: pahin
French: le pire m, la pire f
German: schlechtest
Interlingua: pejor
mid
Italian: il peggiore
Japanese: ææªãª (ãããããª, saiaku na)
Korean: ê°ì¥ ëì (gajang nappeun)
Portuguese: pior
Russian: наиÑÑдÑий (naikhúdÅ¡ij)
Spanish: lo peor m, la peor f
Swedish: värst
Turkish: en kötü

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. (with the) ­Something that is worst.

#:None of these photographs of me is good, but this one is definitely the worst.

Derived terms
fear the worst
turn for the worst

Translations
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Portuguese: pior m
mid

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.

  1. Most ill.

Verb
en-verb

  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. â Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 145)

Category:English adjective superlative forms


Dutch

Noun
worst

  1. sausage

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