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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Worst  \Worst\,  a.,  superl.  of  {Bad}.  [OE.  werst,  worste,  wurste, 
  AS  wyrst,  wierst,  wierrest  See  {Worse},  a.] 
  Bad  evil,  or  pernicious,  in  the  highest  degree,  whether  in  a 
  physical  or  moral  sense  See  {Worse}.  ``Heard  so  oft  in  worst 
  extremes.''  --Milton. 
  I  have  a  wife,  the  worst  that  may  be  --Chaucer. 
  If  thou  hadst  not  been  born  the  worst  of  men,  Thou 
  hadst  been  a  knave  and  flatterer.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Worst  \Worst\,  n. 
  That  which  is  most  bad  or  evil;  the  most  severe,  pernicious, 
  calamitous,  or  wicked  state  or  degree. 
  The  worst  is  not  So  long  as  we  can  say  This  is  the 
  worst.  --Shak. 
  He  is  always  sure  of  finding  diversion  when  the  worst 
  comes  to  the  worst.  --Addison. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Worst  \Worst\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Worsted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Worsting}.]  [See  {Worse},  v.  t.  &  a.] 
  To  gain  advantage  over  in  contest  or  competition;  to  get  the 
  better  of  to  defeat;  to  overthrow;  to  discomfit. 
  The  .  .  .  Philistines  were  worsted  by  the  captivated 
  ark.  --South. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Worst  \Worst\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  worse;  to  deteriorate.  [R.]  ``Every  face  .  .  . 
  worsting.''  --Jane  Austen. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bad  \Bad\  (b[a^]d),  a.  [Compar.  {Worse};  superl.  {Worst}.  ] 
  [Probably  fr  AS  b[ae]ddel  hermaphrodite;  cf  b[ae]dling 
  effeminate  fellow.] 
  Wanting  good  qualities,  whether  physical  or  moral;  injurious, 
  hurtful,  inconvenient,  offensive,  painful,  unfavorable,  or 
  defective,  either  physically  or  morally;  evil;  vicious; 
  wicked;  --  the  opposite  of  {good};  as  a  bad  man;  bad 
  conduct;  bad  habits;  bad  soil;  bad  health;  bad  crop;  bad 
  Note:  Sometimes  used  substantively. 
  The  strong  antipathy  of  good  to  bad  --Pope. 
  Syn:  Pernicious;  deleterious;  noxious;  baneful;  injurious; 
  hurtful;  evil;  vile;  wretched;  corrupt;  wicked;  vicious; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (superlative  of  `bad')  most  wanting  in  quality  or  value  or 
  condition;  "the  worst  player  on  the  team";  "the  worst 
  weather  of  the  year"  [ant:  {best}] 
  n  1:  the  least  favorable  outcome;  "the  worst  that  could  happen" 
  2:  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" 
  3:  the  weakest  effort  or  poorest  achievement  one  is  capable  of: 
  "it  was  the  worst  he  had  ever  done  on  a  test"  [ant:  {best}] 
  adv  :  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 
  v  :  colloquial  usage;  defeat  thoroughly;  "He  mopped  up  the  floor 
  with  his  opponents"  [syn:  {pip},  {mop  up},  {whip},  {rack 

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