Adjective: worst wurst
Noun: worst wurst
- (superlative of 'bad') most wanting in quality, value or condition
"the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
Verb: worst wurst
- The least favourable outcome
"the worst that could happen"
- 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"
- The weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
"it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
Adverb: worst wurst
- Defeat thoroughly
- pip, mop up, whip, rack up
Adjective: bad (worse,worst) bad
- 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"
- Having undesirable or negative qualities
"a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
- Very intense
"a bad headache"; "had a bad shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm";
- Feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad')
"my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over";
- (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
- spoiled, spoilt
- Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
"he felt bad about breaking the vase";
- regretful, sorry
- Not capable of being collected
"a bad debt";
- Below average in quality or performance
"a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
- (linguistics) nonstandard
"so-called bad grammar"
- Not financially safe or secure
"a bad investment";
- risky, high-risk, speculative
- Physically unsound or diseased
"has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth";
- unfit, unsound
- Capable of harming
"bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
- Characterized by wickedness or immorality
"led a very bad life"
- Reproduced fraudulently
"like a bad penny...";
- Not working properly
"a bad telephone connection";
Derived forms: worsted, worsting, worsts
See also: abominable, atrocious, awful, bottom, corked, corky, counterfeit, crummy, deplorable, disobedient, distressing, dreadful, evil, fearful, frightful, hard, harmful, hopeless, horrible, horrid, icky, ill, imitative, incompetent, inferior, intense, invalid, lamentable, last, last-place, lousy, lowest, malfunctioning, mediocre, naughty, negative, no-good, nonfunctional, nonstandard, painful, penitent, pessimal, pessimum, pitiful, poor, pretty, quality, repentant, rotten, rubber, rubbish [Brit], sad, severe, sorry, stale, stinking, stinky, swingeing [Brit], terrible, tough, uncomfortable, uncool, unfavorable [US], unfavourable [Brit, Cdn], unhealthy, unskilled, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable, worse
Type of: attempt, beat, beat out, crush, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], evil, evilness, final result, outcome, result, resultant, shell, termination, trounce, try, vanquish
Antonym: best, good
Encyclopedia: Worst Bad, Bad Rubber Piggy