the worst of both worlds

Definition of the worst of both worlds

: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

worst play
  1. : superlative of bad

  2. : or of ill

  3. : most corrupt, bad, evil, or ill

  1. : superlative of ill

  2. : or illy

  3. : or of bad

  1. : one that is worst

  1. : to get the better of : defeat

both play
  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

world play worlds
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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