Definition of worst-case in English:

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worst-case

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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
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  • 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.

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Syllabification: worst-case

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