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cri·sis

crisis

 
 
pronunciation:
kraI sihs
part of speech: noun
inflections: crises
definition 1: the point or moment just before a very important change in one direction or another.
The writer had reached a crisis in his career. He knew if he couldn't get this new book published, he would have to give up writing.
similar words:
climax, clutch, crunch, emergency, fix, hour, pickle, pinch, predicament, straits, zero
definition 2: a situation that is not stable or certain, usually causing a great deal of stress and anxiety.
The death of the president threw the country into a crisis.Having to choose between staying in town or moving across the country was a crisis for the whole family.
 
similar words:
predicament