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emergency

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of emergency

  1. a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action <an alert, quick-thinking girl who is good to have around in an emergency> Synonyms boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, tinderbox, zero hour Related Words contingency, possibility; climax, turning point; happening, landmark, milestone; condition, pass, situation, strait; deadlock, impasse, stalemate; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, last ditch, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot; eleventh hour, last minute Phrases moment of truth, point of no return





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