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Another word for crisis

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Noun
  1. A decisive point

      1. Any crucial period
      2. A critical stage, period, or year:
      3. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
      1. A road that crosses another road
      2. A small, usually rural community situated at an intersection of two or more roads:
      3. A crossroads (place where one road crosses another)
      1. An urgent requirement; a pressing need:
      2. A pressing or urgent situation:
      3. A situation calling for immediate action or attention
      1. (Anatomy) The rounded proximal end of a long bone:
      2. The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind:
      3. A portrait or representation of a person's head.
      1. A point of time
      2. A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
      3. (Linguis.) The transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (close juncture), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate (open juncture)
      1. A motion of the hand or the waving of a wand:
      2. A condition or situation, often critical in nature; a predicament:
      3. A motion of the hands that is meant to deceive, as in card tricks or magic; sleight of hand
      1. A point at which something changes direction
      2. A point in time when a decisive change occurs
      3. The point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.
      1. Any crucial or decisive moment
      2. The hour or moment at which a military attack or other important operation is to begin
      3. The scheduled time for the start of an operation or action, especially a combat operation of great size.
    See also:

    decide

  2. A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action

      1. (Canada, US, often attributive) The department of a hospital that treats emergencies.
      2. A situation which poses an immediate threat to human life or health and requires urgent assistance.
      3. A condition of urgent need for action or assistance:
      1. The outermost or utmost point or part; end
      2. The greatest or utmost degree:
      3. The outermost or farthest point or portion:
      1. (Figuratively) A hotspot; a dangerous place of violent political unrest
      2. The point at which eruption into significant action, creation, or violence occurs:
      3. The lowest temperature at which a combustible liquid or solid produces sufficient vapor near its surface to generate an ignitable mixture with air.
    See also:

    politics

    safety

Another word for crisis

Noun
      1. An urgent requirement; a pressing need:
      2. A pressing or urgent situation:
      3. A situation calling for immediate action or attention
      1. A condition of urgent need for action or assistance:
      2. A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
      3. A sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate action
      1. A point at which something changes direction
      2. A point in time when a decisive change occurs
      3. The point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment.
      1. The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
      2. The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
      3. The quality or state of being urgent; need for action, haste, etc.; stress or pressure, as of necessity
      1. The power of natural law that cannot be other than it is; natural causation; physical compulsion placed on man by nature; fate
      2. Something that cannot be done without; necessary thing
      3. The compulsion or constraint of man-made circumstances, habit, custom, law, etc.; logical or moral conditions making certain actions inevitable or obligatory
      1. Any serious problem
      2. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
      3. Any situation in which one must choose between unpleasant alternatives
      1. Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.
      2. A toy or problem for testing cleverness, skill, or ingenuity; often, specif., jigsaw puzzle
      3. A game for one person that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.
      1. The state of being intricate or complicated:
      2. Something that is perplexed, or complicated
      3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment; confusion
      1. The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
      2. A compelling or constraining influence, such as persuasion or negative attitudes, on the mind or will:
      3. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
      1. The state of being embarrassed:
      2. The act or an instance of embarrassing:
      3. A source or cause of being embarrassed:
      1. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
      2. An emergency situation:
      3. Difficulty or hardship:
      1. A point of time
      2. A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
      3. (Linguis.) The transition from one speech sound to the next, either within a word, as between (t) and (r) in nitrate (close juncture), or marking the boundaries between words, as between (t) and (r) in night rate (open juncture)
      1. (Sports) In soccer, hockey, etc., an intentional transfer of the ball, puck, etc. to another player during play; also, an attempt to do so, whether or not successful
      2. The successful completion of a scholastic course or examination, esp. if without honors
      3. A condition or situation, often critical in nature; a predicament:
      1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
      2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
      3. The act, process, or result of altering or modifying:
      1. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
      2. (Countable) An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.
      3. Something whose occurrence depends on chance or uncertain conditions; a possible, unforeseen, or accidental occurrence
      1. A solemn pledge, as of faith.
      2. A condition or state of affairs; esp., now, an awkward, sad, or dangerous situation
      3. A situation, especially a bad or unfortunate one.
      1. A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
      2. A confused or complicated disagreement.
      3. A complicated situation; an entanglement
      1. A passage open only at one end; blind alley
      2. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate:
      3. A situation offering no escape, as a difficulty without solution, an argument where no agreement is possible, etc.
      1. (Computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
      2. A standstill resulting from the action of equal and opposed forces; stalemate
      3. A tie between opponents in the course of a contest
      1. (Archaic) category
      2. (Logic) One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.
      3. A condition or situation, now specif. one that is difficult, unpleasant, embarrassing, or, sometimes, comical
      1. (Boxing) Any of the four areas in the ring where the ropes meet to form 90° angles, esp., either of two such areas at opposite ends of the ring, used by the boxers between rounds for rest and medical attention
      2. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
      3. Something used to form, mark, protect, or decorate a corner
      1. (Psychiatry) A painful emotional experience, or shock, often producing a lasting psychic effect and, sometimes, a neurosis
      2. An experience that causes severe anxiety or emotional distress, such as rape or combat:
      3. Serious injury to the body, as from physical violence or an accident:
      1. A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
      1. An extreme or severe measure:
      2. The hands and feet:
      3. An extreme measure; severe or strong action
      1. (Informal) A total failure:
      2. Any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious or sudden misfortune; calamity
      3. An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe.
      1. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. A formal examination of the facts of a case by a court of law to decide the validity of a charge or claim
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
      1. A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem.
      2. A difficult problem; puzzling thing
      3. The basic, central, or critical point or feature:
      1. Any crucial period
      2. A critical stage, period, or year:
      3. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
      1. The point in a bullfight when the matador faces the bull for the kill
      2. A critical moment or time that tests and reveals one's true self or makes one face the truth
      1. (By extension) A centrally located position
      2. A place where one road crosses another; an intersection of two or more roads.
      3. (By analogy) A decision point; a turning point or opportunity to change direction, course, or goal.
      1. A series of statements or ideas in an ascending order of rhetorical force or intensity.
      2. The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
      3. (Ecol.) A final, self-perpetuating community of plants and animals that develops in a particular climate, soil, etc.: it will persist as long as the same conditions prevail
      1. Control or power:
      2. A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
      3. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
      1. (Scotland) A bit, small quantity
      2. (Informal) An awkward or difficult situation; plight
      3. A chemical bath used to clear metal of scale, preserve wood, etc.
      1. A diminutive of the male given name Stewart.
      2. A dish cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat or fish and vegetables with stock.
      3. (Informal) Mental agitation:
      1. A clear determination or understanding:
      2. The position, as of a ship or aircraft, determined by visual observations with the aid of equipment.
      3. An instance of arranging a special consideration, such as an exemption from a requirement, or an improper or illegal outcome, especially by means of bribery.
      1. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
      2. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
      3. One that is in such a condition:
      1. A difficult or embarrassing situation
      2. A matter to be reckoned with:
      3. (Idiomatic) A situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.
      1. Trouble; difficulty:
      2. (Informal) Trouble; difficulty
      3. Used other than as an idiom: see hot,‎ water.
      1. A modified sit-up having a smaller range of motion that reduces back strain and strengthens the abdominal muscles:
      2. A critical moment or situation, especially one that occurs because of a shortage of time or resources:
      3. An exercise much like a sit-up, except that the upper body is raised only slightly off the floor rather than to an upright position