Need another word that means the same as “crisis”? Find 17 synonyms and 30 related words for “crisis” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Crisis” are: catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, emergency, disaster, turning point, crossroads, crux, climax, climacteric, culmination, height, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, rubicon
Crisis as a Noun
Definitions of "Crisis" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “crisis” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death.
- A crucial stage or turning point in the course of something.
- A time when a difficult or important decision must be made.
- A time of intense difficulty or danger.
- An unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty.
Synonyms of "Crisis" as a noun (17 Words)
|calamity||An event resulting in great loss and misfortune.|
The whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity.
|cataclysm||A sudden violent change in the earth’s surface.|
The cataclysm of the First World War.
|catastrophe||Something very unfortunate or unsuccessful.|
Lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system.
|climacteric||The time in a woman’s life in which the menstrual cycle ends.|
Most women do not experience significant psychological problems at the climacteric.
|crossroads||A road that crosses a main road or joins two main roads.|
Donna accelerated seeing a crossroads ahead.
|crux||A small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus.|
The crux of the matter is that attitudes have changed.
|culmination||(astronomy) a heavenly body’s highest celestial point above an observer’s horizon.|
Their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development.
|disaster||A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune.|
159 people died in the disaster.
|emergency||Arising from or used in an emergency.|
Personal alarms for use in an emergency.
|head||The height or length of a head as a measure.|
Seventy head of dairy cattle.
|height||The distance from head to foot.|
It would be the height of bad manners not to attend the wedding.
|moment of truth||An indefinitely short time.|
|point of no return||The gun muzzle’s direction.|
|rubicon||The boundary in ancient times between Italy and Gaul; Caesar’s crossing it with his army in 49 BC was an act of war.|
|turning point||Turning or twisting around (in place.|
|zero hour||The point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured.|
Usage Examples of "Crisis" as a noun
- After the crisis the patient either dies or gets better.
- The monarchy was in crisis.
- He goes to pieces in a crisis.
- They went bankrupt during the economic crisis.
- When the crisis came, she does not appear to have hesitated.
- The current economic crisis.
- The situation has reached crisis point.
Associations of "Crisis" (30 Words)
|avalanche||Engulf or carry off by an avalanche.|
An avalanche of mud.
|danger||A dangerous place.|
There was widespread danger of disease.
|dangerous||Likely to cause problems or to have adverse consequences.|
It is dangerous to convict on his evidence.
|dicey||Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk.|
An extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen tar and smog.
|endanger||Pose a threat to; present a danger to.|
He was driving in a manner likely to endanger life.
|firefighter||A member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires.|
|flammability||The quality of being easily ignited and burning rapidly.|
|forewarn||Warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning.|
He had been forewarned of a coup plot.
|hazard||An obstacle on a golf course.|
The hazards of childbirth.
It is hazardous to personal safety.
|hostage||A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms.|
Three hostages were released but only after their families paid an estimated 200 000 to the guerrillas.
|imminence||The state or fact of being about to happen.|
The populace was largely unaware of the imminence of war.
|insecure||Not firm or fixed; liable to give way or break.|
Badly paid and insecure jobs.
|jeopardy||Danger of loss, harm, or failure.|
The whole peace process is in jeopardy.
|landslide||A slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff.|
Businessmen have been buried under a landslide of paperwork.
|neurotoxin||Any toxin that affects neural tissues.|
|parlous||Greatly or excessively.|
The parlous state of the economy.
|peril||A state of danger involving risk.|
The movement is in peril of dying.
|perilous||Fraught with danger.|
The economy is in a perilous state.
|pitfall||A trap in the form of a concealed hole.|
The pitfalls of buying goods at public auctions.
|precarious||Dependent on chance; uncertain.|
The precarious life of an undersea diver.
|rescue||Denoting the emergency excavation of archaeological sites threatened by imminent building or road development.|
The dramatic rescue of nine trapped coal miners.
|risk||Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.|
The Bank is rigorous when it comes to analysing and evaluating risk.
Their risky patter made the guests laugh.
|surety||A guarantee that an obligation will be met.|
The magistrate granted bail with a surety of 500.
|threatened||(of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered.|
The spotted owl is a threatened species not yet an endangered one.
|toxicity||The degree to which something is poisonous.|
The toxicity of a drug depends on its dosage.
|unsafe||Not safe; dangerous.|
Because the confession was unreliable the verdict was unsafe and unsatisfactory.
|venture||Any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome.|
A joint venture between two aircraft manufacturers.
|volatility||Liability to display rapid changes of emotion.|
A week of historic stock market volatility.