Impasse meaning

ĭm'păs'
The definition of an impasse is something from which there is no escape or solution.

An example of impasse is a blind alley.

An example of impasse is an argument where no agreement is reached.

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A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate.

Reached an impasse in the negotiations.

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A road or passage having no exit; a cul-de-sac.
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A passage open only at one end; blind alley.
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A situation offering no escape, as a difficulty without solution, an argument where no agreement is possible, etc.
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A road with no exit; a cul-de-sac.
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A deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made.
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Origin of impasse

French in- not (from Latin in- in–1) passe a passing (from Old French) (from passer to pass pass)