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Synonyms for emergency
ɪˈmɜr dʒən siemer·gen·cy

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Wiktionary

  1. emergencynoun

    Synonyms:
    emerg, casualty, ER

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. emergency

    Necessity is the quality of being necessary, or the quality of that which can not but be, become, or be true, or be accepted as true. Need and want always imply a lack; necessity may be used in this sense, but in the higher philosophical sense necessity simply denotes the exclusion of any alternative either in thought or fact; righteousness is a necessity (not a need) of the divine nature. Need suggests the possibility of supplying the deficiency which want expresses; to speak of a person's want of decision merely points out a weakness in his character; to say that he has need of decision implies that he can exercise or attain it. As applied to a deficiency, necessity is more imperative than need; a weary person is in need of rest; when rest becomes a necessity he has no choice but to stop work. An essential is something, as a quality, or element, that belongs to the essence of something else so as to be inseparable from it in its normal condition, or in any complete idea or statement of it. Compare NECESSARY; PREDESTINATION.

    Synonyms:
    compulsion, destiny, essential, exigency, extremity, fatality, fate, indispensability, indispensableness, necessity, need, requirement, requisite, sine qua non, unavoidableness, urgency, want

    Antonyms:
    choice, contingency, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, fortuity, freedom, option, possibility, uncertainty

    Preposition:
    The necessity of surrender; a necessity for action; this is a necessity to me.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. emergency

    Synonyms:
    crisis, conjuncture, pitch, embarrassment, strait, necessity, exigency, casualty, difficulty

    Antonyms:
    rescue, deliverance, solution, subsidence, provision, anticipation, arrangement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emergency, exigency, pinchnoun

    a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

    Synonyms:
    jot, soupcon, touch, exigency, hand brake, tinge, tweak, catch, emergency brake, speck, hint, pinch, collar, mite, apprehension, taking into custody, arrest, parking brake

  2. emergencynoun

    a state in which martial law applies

    "the governor declared a state of emergency"

    Synonyms:
    exigency, hand brake, parking brake, emergency brake, pinch

  3. hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brakenoun

    a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

    Synonyms:
    exigency, hand brake, parking brake, emergency brake, pinch

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. emergencynoun

    Synonyms:
    exigency, urgency, necessity, crisis, pinch, pass, push, strait, difficulty, conjuncture, unexpected occurrence, unforeseen occasion

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How to use emergency in a sentence?

  1. European Commission:

    The Hungarian parliament on Monday is of utmost importance that emergency measures are not at the expense of our fundamental principles and values... Democracy can not work without free and independent media, any emergency measures must be limited to what is necessary and strictly proportionate. They must not last indefinitely... governments must make sure that such measures are subject to regular scrutiny.

  2. Dror Ladin:

    The Constitution assigns Congress the power of the purse, and no prior president has ever tried to use emergency powers to fund a chosen project -- particularly a permanent, large-scale domestic project such as this -- against congressional will. This is obviously improper.

  3. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf:

    The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is engaged and working with county emergency personnel to ensure the continued safety of residents in the area, i am in contact with PEMA and the Department of Environmental Protection and we are closely monitoring the situation. We will continue to update the public in that area as responders work to secure the situation.

  4. Robert McKeeman:

    We have real-time communication through GPS, so the police stations know where the officer is at all times, if he goes off on a chase, they know where he is. If he goes completely out of contact, they know where he is. They can even determine if he is lying horizontal instead of vertical and issue an emergency response.

  5. French President Francois Hollande:

    A state of emergency will be declared.


Translations for emergency

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  • حالة طوارئ, طوارئ, حالة الطوارئArabic
  • спешен случайBulgarian
  • urgència, emergènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • nouze, pohotovost, nouzová situaceCzech
  • Notfall, Notlage, NotstandGerman
  • έκτακτη ανάγκηGreek
  • emergencia, urgenciaSpanish
  • teho-osasto, hätätilanne, hätäFinnish
  • crise, urgence, urgencesFrench
  • èiginnScottish Gaelic
  • emerxencia, urxenciaGalician
  • שעת חירוםHebrew
  • emergenzaItalian
  • 緊急事態, 非常時Japanese
  • 비상 사태Korean
  • lezgînKurdish
  • noodDutch
  • urgência, emergênciaPortuguese
  • реанимация, чрезвычайное происшествие, экстренная ситуация, отделение неотложной помощи, чрезвычайное положение, неотложка, ч. п.Russian
  • akutmottagning, akut, nödSwedish
  • acil durumTurkish

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