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I think that half of us feel fraudulent in our lives anyway. There's that strange disconnect of not really knowing what we're doing sometimes, or why it matters. It's our existential crisis.
Carrie Brownstein

Meaning of "crisis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRISIS

From Latin: decision, from Greek krisis, from krinein to decide.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRISIS

crisis  [ˈkraɪsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRISIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crisis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRISIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Crisis

A crisis is any event that is, or is expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community, or whole society. Crises are deemed to be negative changes in the security, economic, political, societal, or environmental affairs, especially when they occur abruptly, with little or no warning. More loosely, it is a term meaning 'a testing time' or an 'emergency event'.

Definition of crisis in the English dictionary

The first definition of crisis in the dictionary is a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something, esp in a sequence of events or a disease. Other definition of crisis is an unstable period, esp one of extreme trouble or danger in politics, economics, etc. Crisis is also a sudden change, for better or worse, in the course of a disease.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRISIS


anaclisis
ˌænəˈklaɪsɪs
analysis
əˈnælɪsɪs
anecdysis
ˌænɛkˈdaɪsɪs
basis
ˈbeɪsɪs
eccrisis
ekˈkraɪsɪs
endysis
ɛnˈdaɪsɪs
epicrisis
ˈɛpɪˌkraɪsɪs
genesis
ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs
hemoptysis
hɪˈmɒptɪsɪs
homeostasis
ˌhəʊmɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs
hypothesis
haɪˈpɒθɪsɪs
Isis
ˈaɪsɪs
lysis
ˈlaɪsɪs
metecdysis
ˌmɛtɛkˈdaɪsɪs
noncrisis
ˌnɒnˈkraɪsɪs
oasis
əʊˈeɪsɪs
phthisis
ˈθaɪsɪs
physis
ˈfaɪsɪs
precrisis
priːˈkraɪsɪs
synthesis
ˈsɪnθɪsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRISIS

cris de coeur
crise
crises
Criseyde
crisic
crisis centre
crisis management
crisis of confidence
crisis-management
crisp
crispate
crispated
crispation
crispature
crispbread
crisped
crispen
crisper
crisphead

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRISIS

anagnorisis
chorisis
debt crisis
enclisis
energy crisis
Gulf Crisis
identity crisis
merisis
midlife crisis
proclisis
quarterlife crisis
rachischisis

Synonyms and antonyms of crisis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRISIS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «crisis» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of crisis

Translation of «crisis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRISIS

Find out the translation of crisis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crisis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crisis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

危机
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crisis
570 millions of speakers

English

crisis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَزْمَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кризис
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crise
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্কট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crise
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

krisis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krise
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重大局面
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Krisis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuộc khủng hoảng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நெருக்கடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kriz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crisi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kryzys
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

криза
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

criză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρίση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

krisis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kris
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krise
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crisis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRISIS»

The term «crisis» is very widely used and occupies the 4.464 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRISIS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «crisis» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «crisis» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crisis

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRISIS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crisis.
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James F. Amos
The Marine Corps has been, and will continue to be, America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness - ready to respond to today's crisis, with today's Marine forces, today.
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Antony Beevor
The temptation in any approaching crisis or conflict is, because people haven't got a clue what lies ahead, they're always searching into the past for some sort of pattern ... to galvanise the nation or their supporters and put themselves on a pedestal to sound Churchillian or Rooseveltian.
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Lael Brainard
Here at home, President Obama early on made the connection between growth and economic opportunity for women. In the depths of our crisis in 2009, one of the first laws the president signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. He established an Equal Pay Task Force led by Valerie Jarrett to help women get paid what they earn.
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Jerry Brown
Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same.
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Carrie Brownstein
I think that half of us feel fraudulent in our lives anyway. There's that strange disconnect of not really knowing what we're doing sometimes, or why it matters. It's our existential crisis.
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Anton Chekhov
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
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Edwin Louis Cole
Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change - from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.
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Barry Commoner
The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die.
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Jean-Francois Cope
There has been a banking crisis, a financial crisis, an economic crisis, a social crisis, a geostrategic crisis and an environmental crisis. That's considerable in a country that's used to being protected.
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Sean Covey
My focus has kind of been on teenagers, you know, and I think we've got a huge crisis right now in America, among our teens.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRISIS»

Discover the use of crisis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crisis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and ...
This book is for: clergy, parents, educators, and politicians who cause harm with their words and actions; parents of gay teens; teens navigating this difficult time; and fair-minded people who want to help to end the harm.
Mitchell Gold, Mindy Drucker, 2008
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The Crisis
The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African ...
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How Latvia Came Through the Financial Crisis
Tells how Latvia entered the severe financial crisis of 2008
Anders Åslund, Valdis Dombrovskis, 2011
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The Crisis
The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African ...
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The Crisis
The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African ...
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Crisis in the Eurozone
The clear-headed rationalism at the heart of this book conveys a controversial message, unwelcome in many quarters but soon to be echoed across the continent: impoverished states have to quit the euro and cut their losses or worse hardship ...
Costas Lapavitsas, 2012
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Out of the Crisis
Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous 14 Points for Management.
William Edwards Deming, 2000
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Crisis Counseling: A Guide for Pastors and Professionals
The sudden death of a spouse? Crisis Counseling is designed to help those in ministry understand the nature of crisis events, how individuals are impacted, and how to provide effective aid during and following times of crisis.
Scott Floyd
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Crisis Intervention Strategies
Authoritative and based on the authors' extensive experience teaching crisis intervention courses, this best-selling text presents the latest skills and techniques for handling real crisis situations.
Richard James, Burl Gilliland, 2012
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Men in Midlife Crisis
Explores the fears, self-doubts and frustrations of middle-aged men while providing tested counsel based on Scripture, psychology, and faith.
Jim Conway, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRISIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crisis is used in the context of the following news items.
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The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece
While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Greece debt crisis: Tsipras promises 'credible reforms'
Mr Tsipras was speaking during a fractious debate on the Greek debt crisis in the European Parliament. Greece is desperate for a third bailout ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Greece debt crisis: Australian businessman promises to give money …
A Greek man pictured weeping outside a bank as he tried to withdraw his pension but was turned away became the human face of the Greek ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
Greece Crisis Sparks Fears of Contagion Among Neighbors
The escalation of the Greek debt crisis has sparked fears of contagion in neighboring countries and across Europe. Eastern European central ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
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Greek crisis hurts poorest in its Balkan neighbors
Greece's debt crisis is inflicting hardship on Greeks but the shockwave is fanning out too into its ex-Communist neighbors which are ... «Kathimerini, Jul 15»
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Greece debt crisis: Juncker and Tsipras address European Parliament
Discussions are continuing in Brussels to try to find a solution to Greece's debt crisis, after Sunday's referendum in which the Greek people ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Michael Douglas blames social media for US stars losing roles to …
'There's a crisis in young American actors right now,' he reportedly said. 'Everyone's much more image conscious than they are about actually ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Oil prices fall as China share crisis worsens, traders hedge for …
SINGAPORE Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Solution To Greece's Debt Crisis Remains Elusive
Renee Montagne gets the latest from Wall Street Journal reporter Gabriele Steinhauser in Brussels, where European leaders are making a ... «NPR, Jul 15»
10
Greece Crisis: PM Alexis Tsipras promises detailed new plan soon
The Greek crisis has frayed the nerves of other European leaders, who have accused the Greek government, elected in January on promises to ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crisis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crisis>. Dec 2019 ».
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