What is the opposite of best?

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Adjective
Opposite of excelling above all others
“Being extremely uncoordinated, he was by far the worst athlete in the team.”
Adjective
Opposite of offering or producing the greatest advantage
“The worst thing you can do right now is to do nothing.”
Adjective
Opposite of most or largest
“With all the issues I had, washing the car was the least of my worries.”
Adjective
Opposite of the best of its kind or class
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“I have come across parents like him who simply shrug their shoulders when you outline their children's atrocious behavior.”
Adjective
Opposite of superseding others in importance or status
“His punches were weak and slow, and I can claim with confidence that he was the worst boxer that I had ever seen.”
Adjective
Opposite of noteworthy historically, or among one's peers
“He was just one of many unknown painters from the 19th century.”
Adjective
Opposite of first in importance
“Move onto the secondary objectives once the primary ones have been completed.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the nature of a quintessence (in all senses)
Adjective
Opposite of of the highest quality
Adjective
(of people) Opposite of unwilling to be separated
Adverb
Opposite of most appropriately or usefully
“Studying is worst done in a noisy environment.”
Adverb
Opposite of to the highest degree
“Cleaning his garage was the activity he liked least.”
Adverb
Opposite of to the highest standard
“She purchased tacky clothes and became the worst-dressed woman in town.”
Noun
Opposite of that which is the most excellent or outstanding
“Her distasteful and offensive performance represented the worst of contemporary music.”
Noun
Opposite of the supreme effort one can make, or has made
“I did not reach my goal because I admittedly gave it my worst.”
Noun
Opposite of the finest aspect of a person or thing
“He had a canny knack for bringing out the worst in a person.”
Noun
Opposite of individuals representing the best of a class
“The whims of the masses must be adhered to in order to placate them.”
Noun
Opposite of best wishes given to someone
“Joe respected the old ways to the point that he didn't want to wish bad luck on me or anybody.”
Noun
Opposite of one's smartest or most formal clothes
“He drew gasps when he showed up to the wedding dressed in rags.”
Noun
Opposite of an unrivaled or matchless person or thing
Noun
Opposite of the most active or successful period of a person's life or career
“The novel described the period of his decline, during which his dominance over the competition had waned.”
Noun
(usually prefixed with "the") Opposite of the best or most preferable
“Over time she found objective reasons for considering her second son as the least favored.”
Noun
Opposite of everything that one is capable of
“He put in absolutely nothing in his attempt to cross the English channel.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence
Verb
Opposite of to surpass in skill or achievement
“Tom neglected his studies and, as a result, would fall behind his cousin in the upcoming exam.”
Verb
Opposite of to beat in a contest
“Ivan Drago would lose to Rocky Balboa in the boxing ring to the disappointment of the crowd.”
Verb
Opposite of to be victorious over
Verb
(be inferior to) Opposite of to be superior to
“More to the point, if I made a copy of a cassette, the copy would be inferior to the original.”
Verb
(subceed) Opposite of to be superior to
“Many pundits predicted that he might surpass the current record, but his time would subceed it by a few milliseconds.”
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