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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. worstnoun

    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. worstnoun

    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. worstadjective

    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. worstverb

    (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 upadverb

    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. worstadverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. worstverb

    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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. worstverb

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

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How to use worst in a sentence?

  1. Desmond Boyle:

    You know that look, that' it's the worst day of your life' look ? Hadi Matar came in every day like that.

  2. Aloys Vimards:

    This course should shelter the ships from the worst of the weather.

  3. Ina Libak:

    The worst thing that we can do for people working in oil and gas industry is to close our eyes to what's happening abroad and just say 'good luck with this', when Europe stops using oil and gas and switches to other energy sources, and that is happening very fast, it would affect us ... I'm really concerned that we will have high unemployment in 20 years if we don't make that plan now.

  4. Irina Shayk:

    I think in all good relationships you bring your best and your worst -- it's just the nature of a human being, two great people don't have to make a good couple.

  5. Cristian Maggio:

    The inflation print yesterday was atrocious...and the worst part of the story is that this isn't the end of the up move part of the inflation cycle in Turkey, bad inflation translates into a negative lira reaction, which translates into faster inflation, and that becomes a self-reinforcing loop.


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