Meaning

Primary

The Worst

Alternative

Worst

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

The most bad is the worst. At least all there is is up now, right?

Reading

さいあく
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 最悪な〜
  • 〜最悪
  • 最悪の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 最悪なやつ
    the worst person
    最悪な気分
    the worst feeling
    最悪な事
    the worst thing
  • 世界最悪
    the worst in the world
    最低最悪
    the worst of the worst
    戦後最悪
    the worst since World War II
  • 最悪のタイミング
    the worst timing
    最悪のケース
    the worst case
    最悪のシナリオ
    worst-case scenario

Context Sentences

今日は最悪な一日だったよ。

Today was the worst day ever.

最悪、すいみん時間をけずって仕事をしなければならないですが、まぁなんとかなるでしょう。

The worst case scenario is that I just have to sleep less and work, but it'll be okay.

「昨夜、自動車を盗まれちゃったんだよ。」「げっ、最悪じゃん。」

"My car was stolen last night." "Oh, no! That’s the worst!"

Kanji Composition