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synonyms for impasse

  • deadlock
  • dilemma
  • gridlock
  • predicament
  • standoff
  • standstill
  • box
  • cessation
  • corner
  • fix
  • jam
  • mire
  • morass
  • pause
  • pickle
  • plight
  • quandary
  • rest
  • scrape
  • Catch-22
  • cul-de-sac
  • dead end
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antonyms for impasse

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  • solution
  • boon
  • agreement
  • breakthrough
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How to use impasse in a sentence

His first book, “The Music Lesson,” published in 2006, is narrated by a young bass player at a creative impasse — skilled, but easily frustrated, and more easily impressed.
THE TALE OF A BASS PLAYER, SONIC EPIPHANIES AND A QUEST TO SAVE ‘REAL MUSIC’BEN RATLIFFFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
K-8 students were slated to return last week, but the city pushed the date back repeatedly as it faced an impasse with the teachers union, and feared opening without enough staff.
LAWSUITS, LOCKOUTS AND STRIKE THREATS: FIGHTS TO REOPEN CLASSROOMS REACH A HEAD IN SEVERAL SCHOOL DISTRICTSMORIAH BALINGITFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Amid the back-and-forth, both camps made efforts to avoid addressing head-on the looming possibility that the impasse could escalate into a strike.
CHICAGO TEACHERS DEADLOCKED WITH SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER REOPENING PLANSKIM BELLWARE, DAWN REISSJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Almost a decade later, after years of incredibly hard work in relative isolation, he found a way around the impasse and proved the experts wrong.
HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE AND FEAR THE RIEMANN HYPOTHESISALEX KONTOROVICHJANUARY 4, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
In a political environment less hostile to Beijing, Congress may have pressured the SEC to take action on the auditing impasse “in a more gradual manner,” rather than through a law of its own, Hirson said.
HOW ANTI-BEIJING LEGISLATION BECAME ONE OF THE FEW THINGS DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS CAN AGREE ONNAOMI XU ELEGANTDECEMBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
Instead, the impasse dragged on over a disagreement on how to ensure truck drivers were not carrying the new coronavirus strain into France.
FRANCE AGREES TO REOPEN BORDER AFTER U.K.’S TRUCKING ROUTE TO EUROPE PARALYZED OVER MUTANT VIRUS FEARSKDUNN6DECEMBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
At least a few times a year, a pay-TV provider and a TV network owner reach an impasse over how much money the provider should pay the network to carry the latter’s linear channels.
WHY THE AT&T-FUSE MEDIA DISTRIBUTION DISPUTE IS SENDING AN IMPORTANT SIGNAL ABOUT THE PAY-TV MARKETTIM PETERSONDECEMBER 18, 2020DIGIDAY
Or, Congress could remain at an impasse, and city officials would need to reallocate funding for the shelter that they all agree should not close during a pandemic, at the expense of something else.
POLITICS REPORT: THE NOT INACCURATE STORYANDREW KEATTS AND SCOTT LEWISDECEMBER 5, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
If that board reaches an impasse, state law directs the legislature to act.
PRESSURE MOUNTS ON STATE REPUBLICANS AS LAWSUITS CHALLENGING ELECTION RESULTS FOUNDERELISE VIEBECK, TOM HAMBURGER, JON SWAINE, EMMA BROWNNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That self-imposed deadline arrived on Thursday, with both sides still at an impasse over their future relationship.
THE EU AND THE UK STILL HAVEN’T REACHED A POST-BREXIT AGREEMENT. WHAT’S NEXT?JEN KIRBYOCTOBER 16, 2020VOX
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPASSE

  • blank wall
  • cul-de-sac
  • dead end
  • dead-end street
  • impasse
  • tangent
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