the least favorable outcome
"the worst that could happen"
best, go-to-meeting(a), unexcelled, foremost, optimum, Sunday-go-to-meeting(a), record-breaking, top-quality, high-grade, first, prizewinning, optimal, top-grade, champion, world-class, unexceeded, unsurpassable, primo, unsurpassed, superfine, second-best
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"
best, unexceeded, superfine, prizewinning, optimum, second-best, first, unsurpassable, go-to-meeting(a), high-grade, unexcelled, Sunday-go-to-meeting(a), champion, optimal, world-class, unsurpassed, top-quality, foremost, record-breaking, primo, top-grade
the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
"it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
best, unexcelled, unexceeded, optimal, unsurpassed, world-class, top-quality, record-breaking, foremost, primo, first, optimum, second-best, champion, Sunday-go-to-meeting(a), go-to-meeting(a), unsurpassable, high-grade, top-grade, prizewinning, superfine
(superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
"the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
best, foremost, unexcelled, champion, optimal, Sunday-go-to-meeting(a), second-best, unexceeded, top-quality, top-grade, first, optimum, superfine, unsurpassable, unsurpassed, high-grade, world-class, prizewinning, primo, record-breaking, go-to-meeting(a)
worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(adverb)
"He mopped up the floor with his opponents"
score, rack up, wipe up, get through, strap, shoot, clear up, whisk, finish up, pip, polish off, slash, wrap up, blister, mop up, lather, worst, finish off, tally, welt, trounce, hit, whip, lash, mop, flog, scald
best, prizewinning, record-breaking, top-grade, champion, superfine, first, Sunday-go-to-meeting(a), high-grade, foremost, unexcelled, optimum, world-class, optimal, top-quality, second-best, unsurpassable, primo, unsurpassed, unexceeded, go-to-meeting(a)
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"
best, unsurpassed, Sunday-go-to-meeting(a), superfine, unexcelled, unsurpassable, top-grade, champion, top-quality, optimum, first, foremost, go-to-meeting(a), record-breaking, unexceeded, second-best, prizewinning, primo, optimal, high-grade, world-class
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.
Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.
Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for worst
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- schlimmste, schlechteste, schlimmster, schlechtesterGerman
- la pli malbonaEsperanto
- la peor, lo peorSpanish
- pire, mauvaisFrench
- munin, mafi muninHausa
- सबसे खराबHindi
- il peggioreItalian
- 最低, 最悪Japanese
- 가장 나쁜Korean
- ergst, slechtstDutch
- najgorszy, najgorzejPolish
- хуже всего, худший, наихудшийRussian
- en kötüTurkish
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