1. [ adjective ] (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

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

Related terms: best last last bottom most_unsuitable pessimal most_evil most_undesirable bad inferior
2. [ noun ] the least favorable outcome

"the worst that could happen"

Related terms: result
3. [ verb ] colloquial usage; defeat thoroughly
Synonyms: whip mop_up rack_up pip

"He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

Related terms: beat thrashing
4. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: evil
5. [ adverb ] 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"

6. [ noun ] the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

: "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

Related terms: best attempt
Similar spelling:   Worster