Definition of “worst” - English Dictionary

“worst” in English

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uk /wɜːst/ us /wɝːst/

worstnoun [ S ]

uk /wɜːst/ us /wɝːst/


uk /wɜːst/ us /wɝːst/

B2 the most badly:

Small businesses have been worst hit by the recession.
Roads in rural areas were worst affected by the snow.
The students voted 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)

“worst” in American English

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worstadjective, adverb

us /wɜrst/

of the lowest quality, or the most unpleasant, difficult, or severe; superlative ofbad and badly:

That was the worst meal I’ve ever eaten.
noun [ U ] us /wɜrst/

None of my brothers were very good in sports, but I was easily the worst.


(Definition of “worst” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)