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Synonyms for worst
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worst(noun)

    the least favorable outcome

    "the worst that could happen"

    Antonyms:
    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

  2. worst(noun)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    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

  3. worst(adj)

    the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of

    "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"

    Antonyms:
    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

  4. worst(verb)

    (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

    "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"

    Antonyms:
    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)

  5. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(adverb)

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

    Synonyms:
    score, rack up, wipe up, get through, strap, shoot, clear up, whisk, finish up, pip, polish off, slash, wrap up, blister, mop up, lather, finish off, tally, welt, trounce, hit, whip, lash, mop, flog, scald

    Antonyms:
    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)

  6. worst(adverb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    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

  1. worst

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. worst(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defeat, conquer, foil, overcome, overpower, overthrow, subdue, subjugate, vanquish, beat, rout, discomfit, crush, choke, quell, master, get the better of, put down

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worst(v)

    Synonyms:
    defeat, vanquish, conquer, overcome, overthrow, discomfit, rout

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "worst":

    worse, pires, worst-case, pire, gravest, hardest, lousiest, greatest, worstest, meanest, biggest

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How to use worst in a sentence?

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    When things are at their worst I find something always happens.

  2. Wade Smith:

    Sylvia Hatchell would not insist that Sylvia Hatchell players play through pain or injury and depends on team doctors to clear them for competition, sylvia Hatchell dearly loves all the young women Sylvia Hatchell has coached and so many of them have reached out to support her this week. We must not suddenly assume the worst about people who have lived exemplary lives.

  3. Tony Fauci:

    The worst possible thing you do is vaccinate somebody to prevent infection and actually make them worse.

  4. Benny Ibarra:

    That was the worst day of our lives, it's not just because we're going to lose our jobs. It's because Ringling Brothers represents ....in the circus world for performers like me, it represents a dream.

  5. David Herro:

    They came in person, they went around saying: 'This is what we are thinking of doing, are you aboard?' My view was that this is the worst thing. It is like going to the doctor: you don't want to hear you want to raise equity. But as much as the medicine tasted bitter, I really think it was the right thing to do. They hadn't expected the price of these commodities to fall as aggressively as they had, and they would rather be safe than sorry. I couldn't argue with that.


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