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English definition of “at worst”

at worst

used to say what the most unpleasant or difficult situation could possibly be: At worst, she can only tell you off for being late. considering someone or something in the most negative or unkind way possible: She is at worst corrupt, and at best has been knowingly breaking the rules.
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