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An example use of worst in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… I've got the worst smarter every day one …”

meanings of worst


  1. Superlative form of ill: most ill.
  2. Used with the definite article and an implied noun: something that is worst.
  3. Most harmful or severe.
  4. Most inferior; doing the least good.
  5. Superlative form of bad: most bad.
  6. Most unfavorable.


  1. To grow worse; to deteriorate.
  2. To outdo or defeat, especially in battle.
  3. To make worse.


  1. Superlative form of bad: most bad.
  2. Superlative form of ill: most ill.


  1. Something or someone that is the worst.

worst frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word worst occurs in english on average 65 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics worst can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that worst can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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