Synonyms of crisis in English:


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1‘events across the North Sea were building to a crisis’

critical point, decisive point, turning point, crossroads, critical period, crux, climax, climacteric, culmination, height, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, Rubicon
informal crunch

2‘the country was in the grip of an economic crisis’

catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, emergency, disaster
predicament, plight, mess, dilemma, quandary, setback, reverse, reversal, upheaval, drama
trouble, dire straits, hard times, hardship, adversity, extremity, distress, difficulty
informal fix, pickle, jam, stew, scrape, bind, hole, sticky situation, hot water, hell, hell on earth, hassle, stress
British informal car crash, spot of bother