Definition of worst-case in English:

worst-case

Line breaks: worst-case

adjective

  • (Of a projected development) characterized by the worst of the possible foreseeable circumstances: in the worst-case scenario, coastal resorts and communities face disaster
    More example sentences
    • The authorities now react to alleged threats with the worst-case outcome in mind, rather than taking a sober assessment of a situation.
    • In the worst-case scenario, the antagonism will get out of control and will paralyze the party.
    • She should have asked for a worst-case scenario, as well as a best-case scenario.

More definitions of worst-case

Definition of worst-case in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little