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Worst


WORST, adjective [superlative of worse, which see.]

1. Most bad; most evil; in a moral sense; as the worst man; the worst sinner.

2. Most severe or dangerous; most difficult to heal; as the worst disease.

3. Most afflictive, pernicious or calamitous; as the worst evil that can befall a state or an individual.

WORST, noun

1. The most evil state; in a moral sense.

2. The most severe or aggravated state; the highth; as, the disease is at the worst

3. The most calamitous state. Be armed against the worst

WORST, verb transitive To get the advantage over in contest; to defeat; to overthrow. It is madness to contend, when we are sure to be worsted.