Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crisis

2 senses of crisis

Sense 1
crisis -- (an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis")
       => situation -- (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple")

Sense 2
crisis -- (a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better")
       => juncture, occasion -- (an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions")

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