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Synonyms for crisis
ˈkraɪ sɪscri·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crisisnoun

    an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

    "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

  2. crisisnoun

    a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something

    "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crisisnoun

    acme, height, decisive turn, turning point

  2. crisisnoun

    exigency, emergency, juncture, conjuncture, pass, strait, rub, pinch, push, critical situation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crisisnoun

    critical juncture, climacteric, emergency, strait, exigency

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  1. Bandula Gunewardena:

    Sri Lanka has never faced such a severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka history.

  2. Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom:

    Every corner of our state has too many people living on the streets. And the crisis puts stress on public resources, from emergency rooms to jails to public works departments. It takes an unprecedented level of partnership between local, state, and federal government.

  3. John Draper:

    SAMHSA is first focused on strengthening and expanding the existing Lifeline network, providing life-saving service to all who call, text or chat via 988, longer-term, SAMHSA recognizes that linking those in crisis to community-based providers -- who can deliver a full range of crisis care services -- is essential to meeting behavioral health crisis needs across the nation.

  4. Eric Adams:

    We have lived through two years of continuous crisis, and that insults our very nature as New Yorkers. The crisis tells us that it is in charge. That it is in control, this will be our New Year's resolution : We will not be controlled by crisis.

  5. H. G. Wells:

    The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.

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