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Synonyms and Antonyms of standstill

  1. a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in <battled each other to a standstill> Synonyms deadlock, gridlock, halt, logjam, Mexican standoff, stalemate, standoff, impasseRelated Words dead end; bind, bottleneck, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, jam, morass, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, quagmire, quandary, spot; difficulty; problem

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