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juncture

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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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