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  • n  the least favorable outcome
    the worst that could happen
  • n  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
  • n  the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
    it was the worst he had ever done on a test
  • v  defeat thoroughly
  • a  (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
    the worst player on the team
    the worst weather of the year
  • a  having undesirable or negative qualities
  • s  very intense
  • s  feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
  • s  (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
  • a  feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
  • s  not capable of being collected
  • s  below average in quality or performance
  • s  nonstandard
  • s  not financially safe or secure
  • s  physically unsound or diseased
  • s  capable of harming
  • s  characterized by wickedness or immorality
  • s  reproduced fraudulently
  • s  not working properly
  • r  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

  • From lead in the soil to toxins in the water and radioactive fallout in the air, The Blacksmith Institute has created a list of the world's worst ecological disaster areas.
  • This is quite possibly the worst rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" ever.
  • Waldo Waterman wanted aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss to like him in the worst way.
News & Articles

  • Worst U.S. charities bilk millions
    They say they're helping dying children and wounded veterans, but the numbers don't add up. The worst charities spent $1 billion of $1.3 billion in donations paying fundraising companies.
    June 14, 2013 - CNN
  • Worst charities in U.S. give little to causes
    TAMPA, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- The worst charities in the United States collectively spend only 4 percent of the money they bring in on causes they claim to back, an investigation found.
    June 13, 2013 - UPI
  • Worst Hitting Phillie Since 1998 to Return to Team?
    If Salisbury is right, in the midst of this team-wide futility, the Phillies are adding the worst hitter they've had since the start of 1999. Yes, Michael Martinez is that bad a hitter.
    June 13, 2013 - Philly.com

  • Barack Obama in CNN (blog)
    It took him five paragraphs to say the serious words we have all known for weeks, but he needed to say: "This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced."
  • Jimmy Carter in Washington Post
    I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history,Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions. "The overt...

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