no-win


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no-win

(nō′wĭn′)
adj. Informal
Certain to end in failure or disappointment: trapped in a no-win situation.
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no-win

adj
offering no possibility of a favourable outcome (esp in the phrase a no-win situation)
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no′-win′



adj.
denoting a condition in which one cannot benefit, succeed, or win: a no-win situation.
[1960–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.no-win - certain to end in failure and disappointment; "a no-win situation"
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
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Translations

no-win

[ˈnəʊˈwɪn] ADJ a no-win situationuna situación imposible or sin salida
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no-win

(ˈnou win) adjective
that both sides will lose from it. a no-win situation.
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