Synonyms for crisis

Grammar : Noun
Spell : krahy-sis
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkraɪ sɪs

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Définition of crisis

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latinized form of Greek krisis "turning point in a disease" (used as such by Hippocrates and Galen), literally "judgment, result of a trial, selection," from krinein "to separate, decide, judge," from PIE root *krei- "to sieve, discriminate, distinguish" (cf. Greek krinesthai "to explain;" Old English hriddel "sieve;" Latin cribrum "sieve," crimen "judgment, crime," cernere (past participle cretus) "to sift, separate;" Old Irish criathar, Old Welsh cruitr "sieve;" Middle Irish crich "border, boundary"). Transferred non-medical sense is 1620s in English. A German term for "mid-life crisis" is Torschlusspanik, literally "shut-door-panic," fear of being on the wrong side of a closing gate.
  • noun critical situation
Example sentences :
  • He felt that a crisis had come, and he was determined to be obeyed.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The Opium trade, perhaps beneficially, brought matters to a crisis.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • It is the crisis which makes the pressure, and not the laws which provide a remedy for it.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The young man tried to be patient over her density in this time of crisis.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Garson was growing stronger, since at last the crisis was upon him.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Antonio gives lavishly, but is saved at the crisis by his friends.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • But his boundless self-confidence served him well in this crisis.
  • Extract from : « Stories from Thucydides » by H. L. Havell
  • How did I chance to see him just at that crisis, when I didn't know of his presence?
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • His proposal at this crisis for you, my dear, is a charming thing.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth

Antonyms for crisis

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