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cri·sis

 (krī′sĭs)
n. pl. cri·ses (-sēz)
1. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
2. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
3. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
4. A point in a story or drama when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be resolved.

[Middle English, from Latin, judgment, from Greek krisis, from krīnein, to separate, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

crisis

(ˈkraɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something, esp in a sequence of events or a disease
2. an unstable period, esp one of extreme trouble or danger in politics, economics, etc
3. (Pathology) pathol a sudden change, for better or worse, in the course of a disease. Also (archaic): crise
[C15: from Latin: decision, from Greek krisis, from krinein to decide]

cri•sis

(ˈkraɪ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a turning point, as in a sequence of events, for better or for worse.
2. a condition of instability, as in international relations, that leads to a decisive change.
3. a personal tragedy, emotional upheaval, or the like.
4.
a. the point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading to recovery or to death.
b. the change itself.
5. the point, as in a play, at which the antagonistic elements confront each other.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin < Greek krísis decision =kri- variant s. of krinein to decide, separate + -sis -sis]

crisis

An incident or situation involving a threat to the United States, its territories, citizens, military forces, possessions, or vital interests that develops rapidly and creates a condition of such diplomatic, economic, political, or military importance that commitment of US military forces and resources is contemplated in order to achieve national objectives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficultycrisis - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
Dunkirk - a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat; "the Russians had to pull off a Dunkirk to get out of there"
exigency - a pressing or urgent situation; "the health-care exigency"
critical point, crossroads, juncture - a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made; "at that juncture he had no idea what to do"; "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
economic crisis, slump, depression - a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
2.crisis - a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
emergency, exigency, pinch - a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

crisis

noun
2. critical point, climax, point of no return, height, confrontation, crunch (informal), turning point, culmination, crux, moment of truth, climacteric The anxiety that had been building within him reached a crisis.

crisis

noun
1. A decisive point:
2. A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action:
Translations
أَزْمَةأزْمـهضائِقَـه، وَقت الأزمَـه
krizekritická situace
krisekrisetilstandvendepunkt
kriisi
kriza
krízisválság
hættuástandkreppaumhvörf; hættuástand; krísa
クライシス危機重大局面
위기
krizėpavojussukrėtimas
kritiska situācijakrīze
kriza
kris
ช่วงวิกฤต
cuộc khủng hoảng

crisis

[ˈkraɪsɪs]
A. N (crises (pl)) [ˈkraɪsiːz]crisis f inv (Med) → punto m crítico
to come to a crisisentrar en crisis
we've got a crisis on our handsestamos enfrentándonos a una crisis
B. CPD crisis centre (Brit) crisis center (US) N (for disaster) → centro m coordinador de rescate; (for personal help) → teléfono m de la esperanza; (for battered women) → centro m de ayuda (a las mujeres maltratadas)
crisis management Ngestión f de crisis

crisis

[ˈkraɪsɪs] [crises] [ˈkraɪsiːz] (pl) ncrise f
economic crisis → crise f économique
financial crisis → crise f financière
hostage crisis → crise f des otages
refugee crisis → crise f des réfugiés
budget crisis → crise f budgétaire
energy crisis → crise f de l'énergie
to be in crisis → être en crise
in times of crisis → en temps de crise crisis management, crisis of confidence, identity crisis, Gulf Crisiscrisis management ngestion f de crisecrisis of confidence ncrise f de confiance

crisis

n pl <crises> → Krise f (also Med); to reach crisis pointden Höhepunkt erreichen; that was a crisis in his life (= decisive moment)das war ein entscheidender Punkt in seinem Leben; (= emotional crisis)das war eine Krise in seinem Leben; at this time of crisisin dieser krisenreichen or schweren Zeit; in times of crisisin Krisenzeiten

crisis

:
crisis centre
nEinsatzzentrum nt (für Krisenfälle); rape crisisBeratungsstelle f (für Frauen, die Opfer einer Vergewaltigung geworden sind)
crisis management

crisis

[ˈkraɪsɪs] n (crises (pl)) [ˈkraɪsiːz]crisi f inv
to come to a crisis → entrare in crisi
we have a crisis on our hands → ci troviamo di fronte a una crisi

crisis

(ˈkraisis) plural ˈcrises (-siːz) noun
1. a deciding moment or turning-point (especially of an illness). Although she is still very ill, she has passed the crisis.
2. a time of great danger or difficulty. a crisis such as the recent flooding; You can rely on her in a crisis.

crisis

أَزْمَة krize krise Krise κρίση crisis kriisi crise kriza crisi 重大局面 위기 crisis krise kryzys crise кризис kris ช่วงวิกฤต kriz cuộc khủng hoảng 危机

crisis

n (pl -ses) crisis f; blast — crisis blástica; identity — crisis de identidad; midlife — crisis de la mediana edad
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On the winter night when she walked through the deserted snow-covered streets, a crisis had come into the life of the school teacher.
Heyward perceiving that, in fact, a crisis had arrived, when acts were more required than words, placed himself between the sisters, and drew them swiftly forward, keeping the dim figure of their leader in his eye.
But there was a story, for which it is difficult to conceive any foundation, that the posterity of Matthew Maule had some connection with the mystery of the looking-glass, and that, by what appears to have been a sort of mesmeric process, they could make its inner region all alive with the departed Pyncheons; not as they had shown themselves to the world, nor in their better and happier hours, but as doing over again some deed of sin, or in the crisis of life's bitterest sorrow.
When the light of the glimmering lantern had faded quite away, the minister discovered, by the faintness which came over him, that the last few moments had been a crisis of terrible anxiety, although his mind had made an involuntary effort to relieve itself by a kind of lurid playfulness.
It was a tighter place still than I had yet turned round in; all the more that, for the first time, I could see in the aspect of others a confused reflection of the crisis.
A happy-go-lucky; neither craven nor valiant; taking perils as they came with an indifferent air; and while engaged in the most imminent crisis of the chase, toiling away, calm and collected as a journeyman joiner engaged for the year.
The lost life-buoy was now to be replaced; Starbuck was directed to see to it; but as no cask of sufficient lightness could be found, and as in the feverish eagerness of what seemed the approaching crisis of the voyage, all hands were impatient of any toil but what was directly connected with its final end, whatever that might prove to be; therefore, they were going to leave the ship's stern unprovided with a buoy, when by certain strange signs and inuendoes Queequeg hinted a hint concerning his coffin.
In this crisis, however, she is saved by Marija Berczynskas, whom the muses suddenly visit.
At this crisis, Sam contrived to have his hat blown off, and uttered a loud and characteristic ejaculation, which startled her at once; she drew suddenly back; the whole train swept by the window, round to the front door.
Just before Thanksgiving the affairs of the Simpsons reached what might have been called a crisis, even in their family, which had been born and reared in a state of adventurous poverty and perilous uncertainty.
It is one of my faults, that though my tongue is sometimes prompt enough at an answer, there are times when it sadly fails me in framing an excuse; and always the lapse occurs at some crisis, when a facile word or plausible pretext is specially wanted to get me out of painful embarrassment.
At that crisis, a sudden inspiration descended on me; I was moved to rise and denounce Jabez Branderham as the sinner of the sin that no Christian need pardon.