Definition of least worst in English:

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least worst

adjective

Best out of a group which are all undesirable or of poor quality: choosing the least worst option is your only escape
More example sentences
  • Penalty shoot-outs do not decide the better team, they decide the least worst team.
  • Affirmative action, despite its flaws, is the least worst option.
  • Many thought that she might yet prove to be the least worst option to 'lead' the government in the coming term.

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Syllabification: least worst

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