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Standstill

Pronunciation of Standstill
/stˈandstɪl/, /stˈandstɪl/, /s_t_ˈa_n_d_s_t_ɪ_l/

Antonyms for standstill:

agreement, advance, continuation, start, progress, breakthrough.

Synonyms for standstill:

cessation (noun)

abandonment, cessation, closure, discontinuance, end, ending, halt, hiatus, interruption, pause, stay, stoppage, termination.

inaction (noun)

dormancy, hibernation, idleness, immobility, inaction, lethargy, passiveness, rest, stagnation.

Sense 1 (noun)

avoidance, evasion, failure, inertia, sidestep, suspended animation.

Sense 2 (noun)

continue, discontinuation, stop, surcease.

cessation (noun)

abandonment, cessation, closure, discontinuance, end, ending, halt, hiatus, interruption, pause, stay, stoppage, termination.

event (noun)

stand, standstill, tie-up.

inaction (noun)

dormancy, hibernation, idleness, immobility, inaction, lethargy, passiveness, rest, stagnation.

standstill (noun)

deadlock, impasse, stalemate, stand, tie up.

stop (noun)

arrest, cessation, check, checkmate, corner, deadlock, delay, gridlock, halt, impasse, inaction, pause, stalemate, standoff, wait, hole, dead stop, dead end.

stop (verb)

delay.

Sense 1

avoidance, difficulty, evasion, stasis, footdragging.

Sense 2

delay, discontinuation, inertia, quiescent, suspended animation.

Sense 3

failure.

Usage examples for standstill:

  • In anything like deep, soft snow it generally comes to a standstill, and the combined efforts of men and horses are required to set it going again. - "From Paris to New York by Land", Harry de Windt.
  • Here, however, the expedition came to a standstill. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  • The horses came to a standstill. - "The Comings of Cousin Ann", Emma Speed Sampson.
  • Turning in a rage to stop him, I was suddenly brought to a standstill by the appearance of a person who had just entered the room. - "The Guilty River", Wilkie Collins.
  • Once more a horse stumbled, there was a crash, and a branch hurled Winston backwards into the wagon, which came to a standstill suddenly. - "Winston of the Prairie", Harold Bindloss.

Idioms for standstill:

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