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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the least favorable outcome;
- Example: "the worst that could happen"

2. the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable;
- Example: "the invaders did their worst"
- Example: "so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best"

3. the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of;
- Example: "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"


VERB (1)

1. defeat thoroughly;
- Example: "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
[syn: worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition;
- Example: "the worst player on the team"
- Example: "the worst weather of the year"


ADVERB (1)

1. to the highest degree of inferiority or badness;
- Example: "She suffered worst of all"
- Example: "schools were the worst hit by government spending cuts"
- Example: "the worst dressed person present"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worst \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. [1913 Webster] The . . . Philistines were worsted by the captivated ark. --South. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worst \Worst\, v. i. To grow worse; to deteriorate. [R.] "Every face . . . worsting." --Jane Austen. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worst \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. [1913 Webster] I have a wife, the worst that may be. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] If thou hadst not been born the worst of men, Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worst \Worst\, n. That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree. [1913 Webster] The worst is not So long as we can say, This is the worst. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He is always sure of finding diversion when the worst comes to the worst. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bad \Bad\ (b[a^]d), a. [Compar. Worse (w[^u]s); superl. Worst (w[^u]st).] [Probably fr. AS. b[ae]ddel hermaphrodite; cf. b[ae]dling effeminate fellow.] Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news. Note: Sometimes used substantively. [1913 Webster] The strong antipathy of good to bad. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious; hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious; imperfect. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

worst adv 1: 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 1: (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year" [ant: best] n 1: the least favorable outcome; "the worst that could happen" 2: 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: the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test" [ant: best] v 1: defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents" [syn: worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "worst": abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, bear the palm, beastly, beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beneath contempt, best, blameworthy, brutal, clobber, contemptible, defeat, deplorable, despicable, destroy, detestable, dire, disgusting, do in, down, dreadful, drub, egregious, enormous, fetid, filthy, fix, flagrant, foul, fulsome, grievous, gross, hateful, heinous, hide, horrible, horrid, hors de combat, infamous, lambaste, lamentable, lather, lick, loathsome, lousy, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, outclass, outdo, outfight, outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrageous, outrun, outsail, outshine, pip, pitiable, pitiful, put, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten, ruin, sad, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, settle, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy, skin, skin alive, sordid, squalid, take the cake, terrible, thrash, too bad, trim, triumph, triumph over, trounce, unclean, undo, vile, villainous, whip, win, woeful, worthless, wretched