US: /ˈwɝst/
UK: /wˈɜːst/

English Vietnamese dictionary

worst /wə:st/
  • tính từ (cấp cao nhất của bad)
    • xấu nhất, tồi nhất, tệ nhất
    • độc ác nhất
    • nghiêm trọng nhất
      • the worst fault: sai lầm nghiêm trọng nhất
    • (y học) ốm yếu nhất
    • phó từ (cấp cao nhất của badly)
      • xấu nhất, tồi nhất, tệ nhất
      • danh từ
        • cái xấu nhất, cái tồi nhất, cái tệ nhất
          • if the worst comes to the worst: trong trường hợp xấu nhất
          • to be prepared for the worst: chuẩn bị đợi cái xấu nhất
        • thời kỳ xấu nhất, thời kỳ dữ dội nhất, thời kỳ găng nhất
          • when the plague was at its worst: khi bệnh dịch hạch ở vào thời kỳ kịch liệt nhất
          • the worst of the storm is over: lúc dữ dội nhất của cơn bão đã qua
        • sự thua kém
          • to get the worst of it: thua kém, thất bại
          • to put somebody to the worst: đánh bại ai
        • at [the] worst
          • trong tình hình xấu nhất
        • do your worst
          • thì mày cứ thử làm đi (ý thách thức)
      • ngoại động từ
        • đánh bại, hơn
          • to worst an adversary: đánh bại đối phương

      Advanced English dictionary

      adjective, adverb, noun, verb
      + adjective (superlative of bad) of the poorest quality or lowest standard; worse than any other person or thing of a similar kind: It was by far the worst speech he had ever made. + What's the worst thing that could happen? + What she said confirmed my worst fears (= proved they were right).
      Idioms: be your own worst enemy to be the cause of your own problems: Her indecisiveness makes her her own worst enemy.
      come off worst to lose a fight, competition, etc. or suffer more compared with others
      + adverb (superlative of badly) most badly or seriously: He was voted the worst dressed celebrity. + Manufacturing industry was worst affected by the fuel shortage. + Worst of all, I lost the watch my father had given me.
      + noun (the worst) [sing.] the most serious or unpleasant thing that could happen; the part, situation, possibility, etc. that is worse than any other: The worst of the storm was over. + When they did not hear from her, they feared the worst. + The worst of it is that I can't even be sure if they received my letter. + He was always optimistic, even when things were at their worst.
      Idioms: at (the) worst used for saying what is the worst thing that can happen: At the very worst, he'll have to pay a fine. + At worst this may mean the end of her playing career.
      bring out the worst in sb to make sb show their worst qualities: Pressure can bring out the worst in people.
      do your worst (of a person) to do as much damage or be as unpleasant as possible: Let them do their worst-we'll fight them every inch of the way.
      get the worst of it to be defeated: He'd been in a fight and had obviously got the worst of it.
      if the worst comes to the worst (AmE also if worst comes to worst) if the situation becomes too difficult or dangerous: If the worst comes to the worst, we'll just have to sell the house.
      the worst of all (possible) worlds all the disadvantages of every situation
      + verb [VN] (old-fashioned or formal) [usually passive] to defeat sb in a fight, a contest or an argument

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 poor, wretched, inferior, defective, awful, worthless, miserable, egregious, execrable, substandard, unsatisfactory, disappointing, inadequate, non-standard, Colloq lousy, rotten, crummy, Slang Brit grotty, naff:
      Sometimes they would send him a letter, but he was a bad correspondent. We went to see a rather bad play the other night.
      2 corrupt, polluted, vitiated, debased, base, vile, foul, rotten, miasmic, noxious, mephitic, unhealthy, poisonous, injurious, dangerous, harmful, hurtful, pernicious, deleterious, ruinous:
      It wasn't healthy to be so near the bad air of the sewer.
      3 evil, ill, immoral, wicked, vicious, vile, sinful, depraved, awful, villainous, corrupt, amoral, criminal, wrong, unspeakable:
      The man was thoroughly bad and deserved everything he got.
      4 unpleasant, offensive, disagreeable, inclement, severe, awful, unfavourable, adverse, inclement, unpleasant, Colloq lousy, rotten:
      Surely you're not going sailing in this bad weather?!
      5 unfavourable, unlucky, unpropitious, unfortunate, inauspicious, troubled, grim, distressing, discouraging, unpleasant:
      Agreeing to do that job might yet turn out to have been a bad decision.
      6 off, tainted, spoilt or spoiled, mouldy, stale, rotten, decayed, putrefied, putrid, contaminated:
      The fridge isn't working and all the food has gone bad. She ate a bad egg and felt ill the next day.
      7 irascible, ill-tempered, grouchy, irritable, nasty, peevish, cross, crotchety, crabby, cranky, curmudgeonly:
      Don't go near the boss - he's been in a bad mood all day.
      8 sorry, regretful, apologetic, contrite, rueful, sad, conscience-stricken, remorseful, upset:
      She felt bad about having invited me.
      9 sad, depressed, unhappy, dejected, downhearted, disconsolate, melancholy; inconsolable:
      I feel bad about you losing your purse.
      10 naughty, ill-behaved, misbehaving, disobedient, unruly, wild; mischievous:
      Ronnie isn't a bad boy, he's just bored.
      11 distressing, severe, grave, serious, terrible, awful, painful:
      He was laid up with a bad case of the mumps.

      Collocation dictionary

      VERB + WORST

      It doesn't matter what I say. My mother always expects the worst.
      | fear, suspect | be prepared for, prepare for
      Although all the votes have not yet been counted, the Democrats are preparing for the worst.
      | confirm
      I had not expected to do well in my exams, and the letter confirmed the worst.
      | be spared, escape
      Scotland seemed to have escaped the worst of the recession.
      | do your
      Let them do their worst (= be as difficult as they can)?we'll fight them every inch of the way.

      WORST + VERB

      be over
      He was still very ill, but the worst seemed to be over.


      at (sb/sth's) ~
      At worst, the drug can be fatal. At its worst, bullying is a kind of torture.
      | through the ~
      Her sister helped her through the worst of her illness.

      VERB + WORST

      bring out the worst in sb
      Pressure can bring out the worst in people.
      | get the worst of it
      He'd been in a fight and had obviously got the worst of it.
      | the worst that can happen
      Don't worry?the worst that can happen is that you'll get a fine.

      Concise English dictionary

      worsts|worsted|worstingwɜrst /wɜːst
      +the least favorable outcome
      +the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
      +the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
      +defeat thoroughly
      +(superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition
      +to the highest degree of inferiority or badness
      +that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
      +having undesirable or negative qualities
      +very intense
      +feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
      +(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
      +feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
      +not capable of being collected
      +below average in quality or performance
      +not financially safe or secure
      +physically unsound or diseased
      +capable of harming
      +characterized by wickedness or immorality
      +reproduced fraudulently
      +not working properly
      +with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
      +very much; strongly