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English definition of “worst”

worst

noun
 
 
/wɜːst/
the worst B1 the most unpleasant or difficult thing, person, or situation: I've made some mistakes in the past, but this is definitely the worst.Worse and worst
at worst used to say what the most unpleasant or difficult situation could possibly be: At worst, we might lose our money.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
if the worst comes to the worst UK (US if worse/worst comes to worst) if a situation develops in the most unpleasant or difficult wayAccidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailures
(Definition of worst noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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