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impasse

(noun) A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made.

Synonyms: dead end, deadlock, stalemate, standstill

Usage: The board members reached an impasse in the negotiations and took a break to get coffee and donuts.
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im·passe (ĭm′păs′)
n.
1. A road or passage having no exit; a cul-de-sac.
2. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate: reached an impasse in the negotiations.
[French : in-, not (from Latin in-; see in-1) + passe, a passing (from Old French, from passer, to pass; see pass).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
impasse (æmˈpɑːs; ˈæmpɑːs; ɪmˈpɑːs; ˈɪmpɑːs)
n
a situation in which progress is blocked; an insurmountable difficulty; stalemate; deadlock
[C19: from French; see im-, pass]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
im•passe (ˈɪm pæs, ɪmˈpæs)

n.
1. a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock.
2. a cul-de-sac.
[1850–55; orig., a finesse (in cards) < French, =im- im-2 + passe pass]
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Noun 1. impasse - a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
deadlock, stalemate, standstill, dead end
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
2. impasse - a street with only one way in or outimpasse - a street with only one way in or out
blind alley, dead-end street, cul de sac
thoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
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impasse
noun deadlock, stalemate, standstill, dead end, standoff, blind alley (informal) The company has reached an impasse in negotiations.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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impasse [æmˈpɑːs] N → punto m muerto, impasse m or f
negotiations have reached an impasse → las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muerto or impasse
the government is in an impasse → el gobierno se halla en un impasse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2

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impasse

Definition: (noun) A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made.
Synonyms: dead end, deadlock, stalemate, standstill
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