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noun as in deadlock

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Even if they do break the stalemate, it’s unclear whether the PUA will be extended.

From Axios

Senate Republicans are set to vote on their own legislation this week for another round of stimulus amid a stalemate on Capitol Hill over what the next package should look like.

From Fortune

If the stalemate continues, the hardest-hit states may have to start taking aggressive measures very soon.

From Fortune

After several years of stalemates, Netflix has opened up a dominant lead over rival HBO in Emmy nominations.

From Quartz

Which is why GE is looking to the future to break the stalemate.

And finally, there is the fact that most of the culture wars have reached a stalemate.

By late August it looked like stalemate was almost certainly the tragic outcome of the years of war.

There are thought pieces on the inevitable outcome of Twitter fights (likely a stalemate, depending on who you read).

Webb believes he is just the sort of centrist leader who can break the Democrat-Republican stalemate in Washington.

Coup attempts in the past have failed to do much more than add to chaos before a return to an uneasy stalemate.

Along the Italian front the summer had developed something of the same kind of stalemate that had existed in France.

However, at least for the moment, he had reached a stalemate.

What is needed, therefore, is some hint or lead which will break this stalemate.

A stalemate existed between them in this strange battle, the like of which Ross's world had not known before.

Just how long that stalemate would have lasted they were not to know for another player came on the board.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stalemate, such as: delay, gridlock, impasse, standoff, standstill, and arrest.

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