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Definition 1: the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of - [noun denoting act]

Samples where worst or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was the worst he had ever done on a test

(worst is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where worst or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the invaders did their worst
  • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

(worst is a kind of ...) the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

"attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

Definition 3: the least favorable outcome - [noun denoting event]

Samples where worst or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the worst that could happen

(worst is a kind of ...) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

Definition 4: defeat thoroughly - [verb of competition]

Samples where worst or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He mopped up the floor with his opponents

Synonyms for worst in the sense of this definition

(worst is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 5: (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where worst or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the worst player on the team
  • the worst weather of the year

(worst is similar to ...) the lowest rank

"bottom member of the class"

(worst is similar to ...) lowest in rank or importance

"last prize" "in last place"

(worst is similar to ...) of an organism's environment; least favorable for survival

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) of low or inferior quality

(worst is used in the usage domain ...) an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)

"the critics lavished superlatives on it"

Definition 6: to the highest degree of inferiority or badness - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where worst or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She suffered worst of all
  • schools were the worst hit by government spending cuts
  • the worst dressed person present

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