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English noun: crisis

1. crisis (state) an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

SamplesThey went bankrupt during the economic crisis.

Broader (hypernym)situation

Narrower (hyponym)critical point, crossroads, depression, Dunkirk, economic crisis, exigency, juncture, slump

Attributecritical, noncritical, noncrucial

2. crisis (event) a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something

SamplesAfter the crisis the patient either dies or gets better.

Broader (hypernym)juncture, occasion

Narrower (hyponym)emergency, exigency, pinch

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