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Synonyms of crisis in English:


  • 1 events across the North Sea were building to a crisis
    critical point, decisive point, turning point, crossroads, critical period, crux, climax, climacteric, culmination, height, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, Rubicon
    informal crunch
  • 2 the country was in the grip of an economic crisis the fisheries are in crisis
    catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, emergency, disaster;
    predicament, plight, mess, dilemma, quandary, setback, reverse, reversal, upheaval, drama;
    trouble, dire straits, hard times, hardship, adversity, extremity, distress, difficulty
    informal fix, pickle, jam, stew, scrape, bind, hole, sticky situation, hot water, hell, hell on earth, hassle, stress
    British informal car crash, spot of bother
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