What are crisis?

  • (noun): A crucial stage or turning point in the course of something.
    Example: "After the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A crisis (from the Greek κρίσις - krisis; plural: "crises"; adjectival form: "critical") is any event that is, or 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'.

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... Kaufmann discusses Sartre, Jaspers, Heidegger, Kierkegaard" "Kierkegaard and the Crisis in Religion" Part 1 of 3 Lectures "Nietzsche and the Crisis in Philosophy" Part 2 of 3 ...
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... was among those in the Blüdhaven Strike Force in Final Crisis #4 sent by Checkmate ... Vostok is seen under Darkseid's control in Final Crisis Resist ...

More definitions of "crisis":

  • (noun): An unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty.
    Example: "They went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

Famous quotes containing the word crisis:

    Like the effects of industrial pollution ... the AIDS crisis is evidence of a world in which nothing important is regional, local, limited; in which everything that can circulate does, and every problem is, or is destined to become, worldwide.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision—whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgment.
    Richard M. Nixon (1913–1995)

    Tennis is more than just a sport. It’s an art, like the ballet. Or like a performance in the theater. When I step on the court I feel like Anna Pavlova. Or like Adelina Patti. Or even like Sarah Bernhardt. I see the footlights in front of me. I hear the whisperings of the audience. I feel an icy shudder. Win or die! Now or never! It’s the crisis of my life.
    Bill Tilden (1893–1953)