Definition of identity crisis in English:

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identity crisis

Pronunciation: /īˈden(t)ədē ˌkrīsis/


A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person’s sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society.
Example sentences
  • Certainly it did not stop me from further confusing the identity crisis by marrying a Bulgarian and choosing to make my home here.
  • It creates an identity crisis and inferiority complexes vis-a-vis the colonizer.
  • I think sometimes they have a identity crisis and I think they are having a huge identity crisis right now.

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Syllabification: i·den·ti·ty cri·sis

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