worst

worst
adjective of the poorest quality or the lowest standard.
↘most severe or serious.
adverb
1》 most severely or seriously.
2》 least well.
noun the worst event or circumstance.
↘the worst part or stage of something.
verb get the better of.
Phrases
at its (or someone's) worst in the worst state possible.
at worst (or the worst) in the worst possible case.
do one's worst do as much damage as one can (often expressing defiance).
get (or have) the worst of it suffer the most.
if the worst comes to the worst if the most serious or difficult circumstances arise.
Origin
OE wierresta, wyrresta (adjective), wierst, wyrst (adverb), of Gmc origin; related to worse.

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