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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of the least desirable possibility. Of or relating to the most disastrous result that could be expected under the circumstances.

Usage examples (35)
  • The worst-case scenario I'd imagined materialized.
  • "Our Army is prepared for the worst-case scenario."
  • Thus far the worst-case scenarios have been avoided.
  • It tells us we should always plan for the worst-case scenario. for more
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