The worst hitter on the team.
When poor neighborhoods are the most affected by unemployment, this is an example of when they are the worst affected.
When you are discussing everything that went wrong in your day such as running late and forgetting your purse, but the most unpleasant thing in the entire day was the fact you got a speeding ticket, this is an example of when you would say "worst of all, I got a speeding ticket."
When you are the least skilled at playing baseball of anyone, this is an example of when you are the worst.
When you hear about a plane crash on the plane your husband was on, this is an example of when you fear the worst.
When the most dangerous part of a hurricane is over, this is an example of when the worst is over.
The worst winter in years.
This is the worst cafeteria!
Was worsted in the argument.
- I think putting oil on a burn is the worst thing you can do.
- Most unfavorable.That's the worst news I've had all day.
- The worst storm we had last winter knocked down our power lines.
- Most ill.I'm feeling really ill "” the worst I've felt all week.
- Used with the definite article and an implied noun: something that is worst.None of these photographs of me are good, but this one is definitely the worst.
The falling-down and trashy house in a beautiful neighborhood is an example of the worst house on the block.
The turn of events that you want to happen the least is an example of the worst case scenario.
The hurricane that kills the most people ever is an example of the worst hurricane in history.
- Under the most negative circumstances, estimation, or interpretation:.At worst, the storm will make us postpone the trip.
- To suffer a defeat or disadvantage.
- If the very worst thing happens.
- Very much; a great deal:.Wanted to be elected in the worst way.
- Under the worst circumstances; at the greatest disadvantage.
- To defeat or get the better of someone.
- If the worst possible thing happens.
- Very much; greatly.
- To be pessimistic about.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of worst
- Middle English from Old English wyrsta wers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition