Synonyms for impasse

Grammar : Noun
Spell : im-pas, im-pas
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪm pæs, ɪmˈpæs

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Définition of impasse

Origin :
  • 1851, "blind alley," from French impasse "impassable road, blind alley, impasse," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Middle French passe "a passing," from passer "to pass" (see pass (v.)). Supposedly coined by Voltaire as a euphemism for cul de sac. Figurative use also from 1851.
  • noun stalemate
Example sentences :
  • "I live at the end of the Impasse des Bourdonnais," he said rapidly.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • According to them, the investigation into the activities of that ship had come to an impasse.
  • Extract from : « Space Viking » by Henry Beam Piper
  • "Seems to be an impasse, Mr. Cornell," he said with an amused smile.
  • Extract from : « Highways in Hiding » by George Oliver Smith
  • He got round the impasse by kicking out the foot rest of the third chair.
  • Extract from : « The Pagan Madonna » by Harold MacGrath
  • Here was an impasse from which obviously there was but one method of extrication.
  • Extract from : « Lord Milner's Work in South Africa » by W. Basil Worsfold
  • And mere abuse of those who point out the impasse cannot change the facts.
  • Extract from : « Creative Unity » by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Brion was winning—if none of the watchers broke the impasse.
  • Extract from : « Planet of the Damned » by Harry Harrison
  • We had arrived at this impasse when the man suddenly reappeared, wiping his mouth.
  • Extract from : « Scally » by Ian Hay
  • Sally knows from her mother's tone of voice that they are approaching an impasse.
  • Extract from : « Somehow Good » by William de Morgan
  • Impasse Robiquet at No. 81 dates from the fifteenth century.
  • Extract from : « Historic Paris » by Jetta S. Wolff

Antonyms for impasse

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