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worst-case

(wûrst′kās′)
adj.
Most unfavorable; being or involving the worst possibility: "has exceeded even the worst-case estimate of his harshest critics" (Alan Cranston).

worst′-case′



adj.
of the worst possibility; being the worst result that could be expected: a worst-case scenario.
[1960–65]
Translations

worst-case

[ˌwɜːstˈkeɪs] adj the worst-case scenariola peggiore delle ipotesi
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