Synonyms of 'nonstarter'
The United States is certain to reject the proposal as a non-starter.
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He's been a dud from day one.
If you refer to someone as a loser, you have a low opinion of them because you think they are always unsuccessful.
the winners and losers of this year's Super Bowl
Thesaurus for nonstarter from the Collins English Thesaurus
a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered