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1. crisis

noun. ['ˈkraɪsəs'] an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty.

Synonyms

  • depression
  • noncritical
  • economic crisis
  • exigency
  • critical point
  • noncrucial
  • Dunkirk
  • situation
  • juncture
  • critical
  • crossroads

Antonyms

  • critical
  • neurotic depression
  • elation
  • high

Etymology

  • κρίσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • κρίνω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Crisis

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  • aransas
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  • axis
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  • calabasas
  • camdessus
  • canariensis
  • catharsis
  • caucasus
  • census
  • cirrhosis
  • colossus
  • consensus
  • diagnosis

How do you pronounce crisis?

Pronounce crisis as ˈkraɪsəs.

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Example sentences of the word crisis


1. Noun, singular or mass
Reminding yourself of this beforehand will help you stay calm should a crisis occur.

Quotes containing the word crisis


1. Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
- Anton Chekhov

2. We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success.
- Marcus Samuelsson

3. In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

2. crisis

noun. ['ˈkraɪsəs'] a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something.

Synonyms

  • exigency
  • emergency
  • juncture
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • rise
  • highland
  • natural elevation
  • psychotic depression

Etymology

  • κρίσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • κρίνω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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