Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

no–win

play
adjective \ˈnō-ˈwin, -ˌwin\

Simple Definition of no–win

  • —used to describe something (such as a situation) that cannot have a good result no matter what you do

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of no–win

  1. :  not likely to give victory, success, or satisfaction :  that cannot be won <a no–win situation> <a no–win war>

1962

First Known Use of no–win

1962

Rhymes with no–win


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up no–win? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to expose to danger or risk

Get Word of the Day daily email!