Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 15

Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/head.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 15

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/head.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 15

Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 17

Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/tmenu-lookup.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 17

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/tmenu-lookup.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 17
HOME > LOOK UP & LEARN

V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 30

Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/search.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 30

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/search.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 30

impasse

noun

Definition: 1. a point where no agreement can be made, and progress is halted; 2. a road with only one way to get in and out

Synonyms: standstill, deadlock, stalemate, quandary, dead end, gridlock, jam

Antonyms: solution, answer

Tips: To understand the meaning of the word impasse, simply break it down. When you combine the Latin prefix im- "not" with passe "pass," impasse means "not able to pass." Impasse represents a point where people cannot move forward.

Usage Examples:

After days of talks, labor negotiations hit an impasse. (deadlock, dead end, stalemate)

I couldn't take my usual route to work because construction had created an impasse. (dead-end)

Because the jurors had hit an impasse, the judge had to declare a mistrial. (deadlock, stalemate)

The negotiations reached an impasse when neither side could agree on the price of the product. (deadlock, stalemate)


Want to Learn More Words Like impasse?
Discover How You Can Improve Your
Vocabulary 10 to 100 Times Faster with
the Power Vocabulary Builder

Dear Friend,

The definition and lessons for the word impasse were made available by the Power Vocabulary Builder.

The Power Vocabulary Builder will help you develop a fuller, richer vocabulary 10 to 100 times faster than any other program available.

Visit the the Power Vocabulary Builder site right now to discover how you can get full access to this breakthrough program today!

What's your vocabulary level?

Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 84

Warning: include(http://www.vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/rhsAd.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 84

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://www.vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/rhsAd.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 84

Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 87

Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/ecourse.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 87

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/ecourse.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 87

Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 88

Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/quikmenu.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 88

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/quikmenu.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 88


Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 93

Warning: include(http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/footer.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 93

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/includes/footer.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/vocabulv/public_html/dictionary/impasse.php on line 93