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Definitions of worst

  1. To get the advantage of in a contest; defeat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To get the advantage over in contest: to defeat: to overthrow. "The victorious Philistines were worsted by the captivated ark, which foraged their country more than a conquering army."-South. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To get the advantage over in a contest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To grow worse: to deteriorate: to worsen. "Anne haggard, Mary coarse, every face in the neighborhood worsting,. had long been a distress to him."-Miss Austen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. colloquial usage; defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Bad or evil in the highest degree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat; to overthrow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the least favorable outcome; "the worst that could happen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious, calamitous, or wicked state or degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The most evil state; that which is most bad or evil. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. That which is most evil or bad: most evil, severe, aggravated, or calamitous state or condition-usually with the. "He is always sure of finding diversion when the worst comes to the worst."-Addison. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The highest degree of badness; the most evil state or result. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The most evil state; the most severe or aggravated state; the most calamitous state. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. The most evil or calamitous state; the height, in an ill sense. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. See under worse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. In the most evil way possible. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Most or least, according to the sense of the verb. "When thou didst hate him worst."-Shak. "The gods do like this worst."-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. In the worst manner or degree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Superlative of bad; bad or evil in the hightest degree; most severe or dangerous. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Bad in the highest degree, whether in a moral or physical sense; as, the worst sinner, the worst disease, the worst evil that can befall a state or an individual. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Superlative of bad, evil or ill; most bad; most evil; most severe or dangerous; most difficult to heal; most afflictive, pernicious or calamitous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Superl. degree of bad; bad or ill in the highest degree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. The worst of it is, he looks it, too." – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  2. " Dare him to do his worst – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
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