/ (ʌnˈwɪnəbəl) /
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not able to be won or achieved
(of a seat in an election) not able to be taken from the incumbent or the incumbent's party
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How to use unwinnable in a sentence
Instead they squandered their post-Newtown momentum on an unwinnable negotiating position, and lost everything.Why the President Lost on Gun Control|Megan McArdle|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The goal was to imply Diallo had even more secrets and lies, and that the case was unwinnable in court.Five Things You Didn’t Know About DSK From John Solomon’s New Book|John Solomon|June 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But he is also wrong to believe Afghanistan was unwinnable from the start.The Republican Fight Over Afghanistan|Ann Marlowe|July 17, 2010|DAILY BEAST
And so, newly unified, the Obama Afghanistan team will plunge deeper into an unwinnable war.White House Renegades|Peter Beinart|July 2, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Doves generally say we must leave Afghanistan because the fight is unwinnable.Hope Amid the Rubble|Peter Beinart|November 2, 2009|DAILY BEAST