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juncture

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of juncture

  1. 1 a particular and often important moment in time at the present juncture, I think the country is looking for a strong president Synonyms pointRelated Words beat, crack, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, second, shake, split second, tick, trice, twinkle, wink; bit, spell, stretch, while; brink, cusp, nick, threshold, verge; crisis, crunch time, wire

  2. 2 a place where two or more things are united the water is leaking at the juncture of those two pipes Synonyms connection, coupling, join, joining, jointure, junction, jointRelated Words link, nexus, tie; interconnection, intersection; abutment, articulation, attachment; seam, suture; concourse, confluence, meeting; unionNear Antonyms cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, gap, rift, separation

  3. 3 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action we have now arrived at a juncture where something must be done to avert war Synonyms boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, emergency, tinderbox, zero hourRelated 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

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