no-win

adjective
\ ˈnō-ˈwin How to pronounce no-win (audio) , -ˌwin \

Definition of no-win

: not likely to give victory, success, or satisfaction : that cannot be won a no-win situation a no-win war

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“No-win.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-win. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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no-win

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English Language Learners Definition of no-win

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

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