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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. denoting a condition in which one cannot benefit, succeed, or win:

    a no-win situation.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. no-win(adj)

    certain to end in failure and disappointment

    "a no-win situation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. no-win(adjective)ˈnoʊˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər

    (of a situation) offering choices that only lead to bad things

    without health insurance it's a no-win situation - we can't afford to pay for it and we can't afford not to.


  1. no-win(Adjective)

    Bound to end in failure

Translations for no-win

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


that both sides will lose from it

a no-win situation.

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