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Meaning of IMPASSE

Pronunciation:  'impas

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a street with only one way in or out
  2. [n]  a situation in which no progress can be made; "reached an impasse on the negotiations"

IMPASSE is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: blind alley, cul de sac, dead-end street, deadlock, stalemate, standstill
 See Also: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, thoroughfare



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im`passe"\ ([a^]N`p[aum]s"; E. [i^]m*p[.a]s"), n. [F.]
An impassable road or way; a blind alley; cul-de-sac; fig., a
position or predicament affording no escape.

      The issue from the present impasse will, in all
      probability, proceed from below, not from above.

Thesaurus Terms
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