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Étymologie[modifier le wikicode]

(Adjectif) Du verbe worst.
(Nom commun) Du nom de Worsted (actuellement Worstead), une ville du Norfolk en Angleterre.

Adjectif [modifier le wikicode]

Nature Forme
Positif worsted
Comparatif more worsted
Superlatif most worsted


  1. Vaincu, défait.
    • Jo carried her love of liberty and hate of conventionalities to such an unlimited extent that she naturally found herself worsted in an argument. — (Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1869)

Nom commun [modifier le wikicode]

Singulier Pluriel
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worsted yarn.


  1. Fils faits de longs brins de laine.
    • "Yes, young people are usually blind to everything but their own wishes, and seldom imagine how much those wishes cost others," said Mrs. Garth She did not mean to go beyond this salutary general doctrine, and threw her indignation into a needless unwinding of her worsted, knitting her brow at it with a grand air. — (George Eliot, Middlemarch, 1871)
  2. Laine pure peignée, gabardine.
    • He had tied a bit of white worsted round his neck -- Why? Where did he get it? Was it a badge -- an ornament -- a charm -- a propitiatory act? Was there any idea at all connected with it? — (Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness, 1902)

Synonymes[modifier le wikicode]

laine pure peignée, gabardine

Prononciation[modifier le wikicode]

nom commun

Voir aussi[modifier le wikicode]

  • worsted sur l’encyclopédie Wikipédia (en anglais) Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg

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