worst vs best

worst

Definitions

noun

  1. the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
  2. the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of
  3. the least favorable outcome

adverb

  1. to the highest degree of inferiority or badness

adjective

  1. (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition

verb

  1. defeat thoroughly

Examples

I used to think the worst feeling was losing someone you love. But, I was wrong. The worst feeling is the moment you have lost yourself.

Some might say, at worst, armed insurrection.

I do not of course mean, Heaven forbid! that people should try to converse seriously; that results in the worst kind of dreariness, in feeling, as Stevenson said, that one has the brain of a sheep and the eyes of a boiled codfish.

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best

Definitions

adverb

  1. in a most excellent way or manner
  2. from a position of superiority or authority
  3. it would be sensible

verb

  1. get the better of

adjective

  1. (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable
  2. (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

noun

  1. the supreme effort one can make
  2. the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others

Examples

Such football titbits always float to the surface on third-round day which remains the best, most hectic, interesting and fun day of the season - and this one was even more frenetic than usual.

An old poacher makes the best keeper. 

He had 112 helpers, many of whom had worked on some of the best fantasy movies of the past decade.

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