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Meaning of “worst” in the English Dictionary

"worst" in British English

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worstadjective

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/
A2 superlative of bad adjective : of the ​lowestquality, or the most ​unpleasant, ​difficult, or ​severe: That was the worst ​meal I've ​evereaten. "It was the worst ​moment of my ​life," she ​admitted. He is my worst enemy.

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worstnoun [S]

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/
B1 the most ​unpleasant or ​difficult thing, ​person, or ​situation: That was the worst I've ​seen him ​play in several ​years.

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worstadverb

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/
B2 the most ​badly: Small ​businesses have been worst hit by the ​recession. Roads in ​ruralareas were worst affected by the ​snow. The ​studentsvoted him the school's worst-dressed ​teacher.worst of all B2 used to ​emphasize what is worst about a ​situation: We had no ​food or ​light, but worst of all, we had no ​water.

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worstverb [T]

uk   /wɜːst/  us   /wɝːst/ old-fashioned
(Definition of worst from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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worstadjective, adverb

 us   /wɜrst/
of the ​lowestquality, or the most ​unpleasant, ​difficult, or ​severe; superlative ofbad and ​badly: That was the worst ​meal I’ve ​evereaten.
worst
noun [U]  us   /wɜrst/
None of my ​brothers were very good in ​sports, but I was ​easily the worst.
Idioms
(Definition of worst from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worst”
in Korean “bad”의 최상급, 최악의…
in Arabic الأسْوأ…
in Malaysian paling buruk, paling teruk…
in French pire…
in Russian превосходная степень от bad…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最差的, 最糟的, 最嚴重的…
in Italian il peggiore…
in Turkish en kötüsü…
in Polish najgorszy zobacz bad…
in Spanish peor…
in Vietnamese tồi tệ nhất…
in Portuguese o pior…
in Thai แย่ที่สุด…
in German schlechtest…
in Catalan pitjor…
in Japanese “bad” の最上級:一番ひどい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最差的, 最糟的, 最严重的…
in Indonesian paling buruk…
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