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It's a no-win situation with politics; it's always going to be stressful. I'm more into the comedy of life.
Jordan Peele

Meaning of "no-win situation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NO-WIN SITUATION

no-win situation  [ˌnəʊˈwɪn ˌsɪtʃʊˈeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NO-WIN SITUATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
No-Win situation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NO-WIN SITUATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

No-win situation

A no-win situation, also called a “lose-lose situation”, is one where a person has choices, but no choice leads to a net gain. For example, if an executioner offers the condemned the choice of dying by being hanged, shot, or poisoned, since all choices lead to death, the condemned is in a no-win situation. This bleak situation gives the chooser little room: whatever choice is made, the person making it will lose their life. Less drastic situations might also be considered no-win situations: if one has a choice for lunch between a ham sandwich and a roast beef sandwich, but is a vegetarian or has a wheat allergy, that might be considered a no-win situation.

Definition of no-win situation in the English dictionary

The definition of no-win situation in the dictionary is a situation offering no possibility of a favourable outcome.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NO-WIN SITUATION


actuation
ˌæktʃʊˈeɪʃən
attenuation
əˌtɛnjʊˈeɪʃən
continuation
kənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən
Croatian
krəʊˈeɪʃən
disambiguation
ˌdɪsæmˌbɪɡjʊˈeɪʃən
discontinuation
ˌdɪskənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən
effectuation
ɪˌfɛktjʊˈeɪʃən
evaluation
ɪˌvæljʊˈeɪʃən
fluctuation
ˌflʌktjʊˈeɪʃən
graduation
ˌɡrædjʊˈeɪʃən
infatuation
ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃən
menstruation
ˌmɛnstrʊˈeɪʃən
punctuation
ˌpʌŋktjʊˈeɪʃən
re-evaluation
ˌriːɪˌvæljʊˈeɪʃən
revaluation
ˌriːvæljʊˈeɪʃən
self-evaluation
ˌsɛlfɪˌvæljʊˈeɪʃən
Serbo-Croatian
ˌsɜːbəʊkrəʊˈeɪʃən
situation
ˌsɪtjʊˈeɪʃən
superannuation
ˌsuːpərˌænjʊˈeɪʃən
valuation
ˌvæljʊˈeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NO-WIN SITUATION

no-go area
no-good
no-holds-barred
no-hoper
no-knock raid
no-man´s-land
no-mark
no-mates
no-nonsense
no-one
no-par
no-score draw
no-show
no-side
no-tillage
no-trump
no-trumper
no-trumps
no-win
no-win, no-fee

WORDS THAT END LIKE NO-WIN SITUATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
excitation
federation

Synonyms and antonyms of no-win situation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «no-win situation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NO-WIN SITUATION

Find out the translation of no-win situation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of no-win situation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «no-win situation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

没有共赢
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

situación sin salida
570 millions of speakers

English

no-win situation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोई स्थिति जीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لا للجانبين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

безвыходную ситуацию
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

no- win situation
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোন জয়ের পরিস্থিতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

no-win situation de
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keadaan tidak menang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

no- win-Situation
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジレンマ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이길 수없는 상황
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kahanan ora menang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không -win tình hình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெற்றி பெறாத சூழ்நிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ना-विजय परिस्थिती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

KazanılmamıĢ durum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

no - win situation
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sytuacja nie do wygrania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безвихідну ситуацію
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nu -win situation
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

no - win κατάσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geen-wen- situasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

no -win-situation
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

no- vinn-situasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of no-win situation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NO-WIN SITUATION»

The term «no-win situation» is regularly used and occupies the 79.014 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NO-WIN SITUATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about no-win situation

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3 QUOTES WITH «NO-WIN SITUATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word no-win situation.
1
Jean Harris
Loving an old bachelor is always a no-win situation, and you come to terms with that early on, or you go away.
2
Dave Matthews
The saddest part of the human race is we're obsessed with this idea of 'us and them,' which is really a no-win situation, whether it's racial, cultural, religious or political.
3
Jordan Peele
It's a no-win situation with politics; it's always going to be stressful. I'm more into the comedy of life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NO-WIN SITUATION»

Discover the use of no-win situation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to no-win situation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No Win Situation
Or will Kay-Kay and Alize be pressured to make some life-altering choices concerning the two men they have chosen before it is too late? These three females may just find themselves in a NO WIN SITUATION!
Jennifer Luckett, 2012
2
The Dimwit's Dictionary: More Than 5,000 Overused Words and ...
For example: crisis situation; difficult situation; life-threatening situation; push-pull situation; no-lose situation; no-win situation; open-ended situation; problematic situation; sad situation; tragic situation; win-win situation. I It's really a pathetic ...
Robert Hartwell Fiske, 2006
3
Everybody's Story: Wising Up to the Epic of Evolution
Likewise, some interpretations of these traditions are incommensurate with the moral challenges imposed by the global problematique. These circumstances generate what looks like a no-win situation for the Axial traditions. On the one hand, ...
Loyal Rue, 2000
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Weekly World News
Nobody likes to get stuck in a "no-win" situation — but you can sidestep these psychological traps by following a few simple suggestions, experts say. "All of us have wasted time, money and energy getting caught in little traps — like pouring  ...
5
Indian Defence Review: Jan-Mar 2012
Insurgents and counter-insurgents both aim to create a 'no win' situation for the other side. The counter-insurgents hope that the insurgents give up violence and change their behaviour. While on the other hand, insurgents hope that if the ...
Bharat Verma, 2012
6
The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at ...
A point-blank refusal can quickly turn into a no-win situation. The first casualty is often our perspective, if not our commitment to maintaining a win-win environment. A high school teacher approached me in a recent workshop, still clearly rattled ...
Jane Bluestein, 2008
7
Sex, Lies & Feminism
Another point is that allowing only Feminists to have serious input into Sex/ Gender policies has created a society in which women can have their cake and eat it too, while men are put into a no-win situation. In other words, western men are ...
Peter D. Zohrab, 2002
8
Pentecost Fire: Preaching Community in Seasons of Change : ...
But almost certainly, everyone has encountered a no-win situation. A no-win situation is just one of those times, one of those moments, when no matter where you turn or what you decide, the outcome isn't going to be as good as you had ...
Schuyler Rhodes, 2001
9
Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations ...
More alarmingly, paradoxical situations appear to be a kind of no-win situation. For if someone is in a paradoxical situation, then she must either accede to some small-scale irrationality or accede to the large-scale irrationality against which ...
A. W. Moore, 2005
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Preventive Counseling: Helping People to Become Empowered in ...
Reliance on Traditional Services Is a No-Win Situation Attempting to correct the millions of psychological and educational ills before us by relying mainly on the traditional method of individual, remedial services is a no-win proposition.
Robert K. Conyne, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NO-WIN SITUATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term no-win situation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Some 'influential owners' don't want Tom Brady's suspension reduced
It's a no-win situation. No wonder this appeal decision is taking so long. Goodell has to find a way to make everyone happy, and that's going to ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
2
Tamra Judge On The Challenges Of Juggling Marriage And …
Finally Tamra cautions Meghan about what appears to be a no-win situation with her stepdaughter Hayley. “I feel bad for Meghan; she is four ... «Reality Tea, Jul 15»
3
Claudia Jordan says Rickey Smiley had something to do with firing …
She became the object of Steele fans' ire and disgust, so she felt she was placed in a no-win situation from the jump. “I don't know. Ebony was ... «New Pittsburgh Courier, Jul 15»
4
Too bad coach Neal can't find room for Highlands
“It's a no-win situation for them to play us. I've always enjoyed it.” UNM's most infamous encounter was an 81-76 loss to Earl Diddle's Eastern ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
5
Asians welcome sponsored content
... CMO at Syniverse, said consumers, content providers and mobile service providers have found themselves stuck in a no-win situation when ... «Warc, Jul 15»
6
Jesse Cook ready to get back on winning track
The fight was the second straight no-win situation for Jesse Cook (14-1-1, 9 KOs). He suffered his first pro loss by decision to Patrick Boozer ... «Miami News Record, Jul 15»
7
Any time is train time, so please observe rules of railroad tracks!
"I told them and now you, too: It is a no-win situation with a train and you," he said. "It will not end well." He reminds everyone that it is illegal to ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
8
My Beautiful Laundrette: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)
Covered in graffiti, full of broken down machines, and haunted by the homeless and the aimless, the "laundrette" offers a no-win situation that ... «DVD Talk, Jul 15»
9
The Stanford Prison Experiment
In a no-win situation, some of the prisoners prove more resilient than others at maintaining identity and a sense of righteousness. Scholars and ... «Pleasanton Weekly, Jul 15»
10
After review, A's walk off against Blue Jays with 4-3 win
"That's tough, cause now you're in a no-win situation and all you can do is keep it tied, and you've got the middle of their order up and some ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»

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