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impasse

im·passe

impasse

 
pronunciation:
Im paes
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a situation that allows no escape or solution; stalemate.
Trade negotiations reached an impasse when neither side was willing to reduce tariffs.
synonyms:
cul-de-sac, dead end, deadlock, stalemate
similar words:
checkmate, halt, standoff, standstill, stop
definition 2: a road or path that has no outlet.
synonyms:
cul-de-sac, dead end
similar words:
blind alley