1. impasse

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpæs, ˈɪmˌpæs'] a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible.


  • standstill
  • dead end
  • deadlock
  • situation


  • impasse (French)
  • im- (French)

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Rhymes with Impasse

  • boardingpass
  • bumpass
  • bypass
  • overpass
  • trespass
  • underpass
  • worldpass

How do you pronounce impasse?

Pronounce impasse as ˌɪmˈpæs.

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How do you spell impasse? Is it impass ?

A common misspelling of impasse is impass

Sentences with impasse

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you reach an impasse, try undoing the last 10 moves and find a different route.

Quotes about impasse

1. Whoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing for the known way is an impasse.
- Heraclitus, Fragments

2. impasse

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpæs, ˈɪmˌpæs'] a street with only one way in or out.


  • blind alley
  • cul de sac
  • thoroughfare


  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance
  • equilibrium
  • inclusion


  • impasse (French)
  • im- (French)