Mightiest vs Mightest - What's the difference?

mightiest | mightest |

As adjectives the difference between mightiest and mightest

is that mightiest is (mighty) while mightest is (obsolete) (might).

As a verb mightest is





  • (mighty)

  • mighty



    (en-plural noun)
  • Influential, powerful beings.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty', or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the ' mighty so far.}}


  • (obsolete, rare) A warrior of great strength and courage.
  • * Bible , 1 Chronicles 11:12, King James Version:
  • And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties .


  • Very strong; possessing might.
  • He's a mighty wrestler, but you are faster than him.
  • * Bible, Job ix. 4
  • Wise in heart, and mighty in strength.
  • Very heavy and powerful.
  • Thor swung his mighty hammer.
    He gave the ball a mighty hit.
  • Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful.
  • * Bible, Matthew xi. 20
  • His mighty works
  • * Hawthorne
  • Mighty was their fuss about little matters.
  • (informal) Excellent, extremely good.
  • Tonight's a mighty opportunity to have a party.
    She's a mighty cook.

    Derived terms

    * high and mighty


  • (colloquial) Very; to a high degree.
  • You can leave that food in your locker for the weekend, but it's going to smell mighty bad when you come back on Monday.
    Pork chops boiled with turnip greens makes a mighty fine meal.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • The lady is not heard of, and the King mighty angry and the Lord sent to the Tower.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
  • I was mighty glad that our entrance into the interior of Caprona had been inside a submarine rather than in any other form of vessel. I could readily understand how it might have been that Caprona had been invaded in the past by venturesome navigators without word of it ever reaching the outside world, for I can assure you that only by submarine could man pass up that great sluggish river, alive.




  • (archaic)
  • Adjective

  • (obsolete) (might)

  • might


    (wikipedia might)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) might, myghte, (also maught, macht, maht), from (etyl) miht, mieht, meaht, .


  • (uncountable) Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
  • (uncountable) Physical strength.
  • He pushed with all his might , but still it would not move.
  • (uncountable) The ability to do something.
  • Adjective

  • Mighty; powerful; possible.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) meahte, from magan, whence English may.


  • (lb) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
  • :
  • * Bishop Joseph Hall
  • The characterism of an honest man: He looks not to what he might do, but what he should.
  • *
  • *:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=It is tempting to speculate about the incentives or compulsions that might explain why anyone would take to the skies in [the] basket [of a balloon]: perhaps out of a desire to escape the gravity of this world or to get a preview of the next;
  • (lb) (may) Used to indicate permission in past tense.
  • :
  • (lb) (may) Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
  • :
  • *, chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
    * archaic second-person singular simple past - mightest * nonstandard, archaic third-person singular simple past - mighteth

    See also

    * could *