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noun as in also-ran

noun as in false alarm

Weak matches

noun as in flop

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Example Sentences

In Wisconsin, where Chin is based, that’s a nonstarter, he says.

Still, Moscow’s demand was largely seen as a nonstarter by the West, as NATO’s open-door policy says sovereign countries can choose their own security alliances.

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We very quickly realized that if people talked about right-wing terrorism, it was a nonstarter with them.

Anything that’s going to weaken or diminish the ability for our law enforcement officers to respond would be a nonstarter for me.

Arranging smells in a map-like way may sound like a nonstarter.

This plan has the virtue of relative simplicity, but is considered a nonstarter with Republicans.

End the tax-free status of employer health benefits:  So many problems with this, I think we can all agree it's a nonstarter.

I know, at this point, that the first option is a nonstarter.

But Mitt Romney for president is a nonstarter, despite headquartering his campaign in the North End of Boston.

Yet even before the document became public, Republicans called it a nonstarter and dead on arrival.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nonstarter, such as: loser, failure, defeated player, unsuccessful candidate, and unsuccessful person.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.