the worst of both worlds

Definition of the worst of both worlds

  1. :  all the disadvantages of two different situations and none of the advantages Living in the suburbs is the worst of both worlds—there's neither the excitement of the city nor the quiet of the country.

Word by Word Definitions

worstplay
  1. : superlative ofbador ofill

    :  most corrupt, bad, evil, or ill

    :  most unfavorable, difficult, unpleasant, or painful

  1. : superlative ofillorillyor ofbadorbadly

    :  to the extreme degree of badness or inferiority

    :  to the greatest or highest degree

  1. :  one that is worst

  1. :  to get the better of :  defeat

bothplay
  1. :  the one as well as the other

  1. : used as a function word to indicate and stress the inclusion of each of two or more things specified by coordinated words, phrases, or clauses

  1. :  being the two :  affecting or involving the one and the other

worldplay worlds
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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