worst

worst
I UK [wɜː(r)st] / US [wɜrst] adjective [only before noun] ***
worse than all others, or worse than at all other times

It was the worst accident in the company's history.

The noise from the airport is worst at night.


II UK [wɜː(r)st] / US [wɜrst] noun [singular] **
the worst something or someone that is worse than all others

Even if the worst happens, you shouldn't give up hope.

worst of:

By Friday the worst of the freezing weather should be over.

the worst of it (= the worst part of an activity or situation):

The worst of it is, they didn't admit they were wrong.

at its/their worst — as bad or unpleasant as someone or something can be

The pain was at its worst in the late evenings.

This is television at its worst.

the worst of all/both worlds — used for saying that a person or situation has all the disadvantages that are possible

We ended up with the worst of both worlds: an expensive solution that did not work.


III UK [wɜː(r)st] / US [wɜrst] adverb
more badly than all others

the areas worst hit by Monday's heavy rains


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