worst, adjective

EnglishShow more Special sense of general English, influenced by best.
Especially in the language of children: least favourite. Cf. best.
1991 Sunday Times 27 Jan. (K-TV Times) 12‘And your best and worst subject at school?’ ‘I like Drama & History but not Afrikaans.’
1994 Sunday Times 17 Apr. 21My worst thing is my parents checking up on me. They are not very understanding, refuse to negotiate.
1995 R.J. Silva Informant, GrahamstownDo you know what my worst plants are? Thorns and cactuses.
least favourite.
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