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Another word for emergency

  1. A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action

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Another word for emergency


Synonym Study

  • Strait (or ?straits) refers to a trying situation from which it is difficult to extricate oneself the loss left them in dire straits
  • Crisis refers to an event regarded as a turning point which will decisively determine an outcome an economic crisis
  • Contingency is used of an emergency regarded as remotely possible in the future prepare for any contingency
  • Exigency refers to such a situation with stress upon the need or urgency of a response to it the exigencies of the moment require drastic action
  • Emergency refers to any sudden or unforeseen situation that requires immediate action the flood had created an emergency