no-win

adjective \ ˈnō-ˈwin , -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

First Known Use of no-win

1961

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Definition of no-win for English Language Learners

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


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