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 for Worst
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worst \Worst\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worsted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Worsting.] [See Worse, v. t. & a.]
     To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the
     better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
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           The . . . Philistines were worsted by the captivated
           ark.                                     --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worst \Worst\, v. i.
     To grow worse; to deteriorate. [R.] "Every face . . .
     worsting." --Jane Austen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worst \Worst\, a., superl. of Bad. [OE. werst, worste, wurste,
     AS. wyrst, wierst, wierrest. See Worse, a.]
     Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a
     physical or moral sense. See Worse. "Heard so oft in worst
     extremes." --Milton.
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           I have a wife, the worst that may be.    --Chaucer.
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           If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,
           Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer.   --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worst \Worst\, n.
     That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious,
     calamitous, or wicked state or degree.
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           The worst is not
           So long as we can say, This is the worst. --Shak.
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           He is always sure of finding diversion when the worst
           comes to the worst.                      --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bad \Bad\ (b[a^]d), a. [Compar. Worse (w[^u]s); superl.
     Worst (w[^u]st).] [Probably fr. AS. b[ae]ddel
     hermaphrodite; cf. b[ae]dling effeminate fellow.]
     Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious,
     hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or
     defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious;
     wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad
     conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad
     crop; bad news.
     Note: Sometimes used substantively.
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                 The strong antipathy of good to bad. --Pope.
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     Syn: Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious;
          hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: to the highest degree of inferiority or badness; "She
             suffered worst of all"; "schools were the worst hit by
             government spending cuts"; "the worst dressed person
      adj 1: (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value
             or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst
             weather of the year" [ant: best]
      n 1: the least favorable outcome; "the worst that could happen"
      2: the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable;
         "the invaders did their worst"; "so pure of heart that his
         worst is another man's best"
      3: the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of;
         "it was the worst he had ever done on a test" [ant: best]
      v 1: defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his
           opponents" [syn: worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "worst":
     abominable, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, bear the palm, beastly,
     beat, beat all hollow, beat hollow, beneath contempt, best,
     blameworthy, brutal, clobber, contemptible, defeat, deplorable,
     despicable, destroy, detestable, dire, disgusting, do in, down,
     dreadful, drub, egregious, enormous, fetid, filthy, fix, flagrant,
     foul, fulsome, grievous, gross, hateful, heinous, hide, horrible,
     horrid, hors de combat, infamous, lambaste, lamentable, lather,
     lick, loathsome, lousy, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, noisome,
     notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, outclass, outdo, outfight,
     outgeneral, outmaneuver, outpoint, outrageous, outrun, outsail,
     outshine, pip, pitiable, pitiful, put, rank, regrettable,
     reprehensible, repulsive, rotten, ruin, sad, scandalous, schlock,
     scurvy, settle, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy, skin,
     skin alive, sordid, squalid, take the cake, terrible, thrash,
     too bad, trim, triumph, triumph over, trounce, unclean, undo, vile,
     villainous, whip, win, woeful, worthless, wretched

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