Synonyms of 'crisis'

bench mark, boom, business cycle, bust, calamity, cardhouse, catastrophe, climacteric, climax, clutch, contingency, Core, cornerstone, critical point, crunch, Crux, danger, depression, disaster, dollar gap, downturn, economic cycle, emergency, essence, essential, exigency, expansion, extremity, fundamental, gist, gravamen, growth, hazard, heart, high point, hinge, imperativeness, issue, jeopardy, kernel, keystone, landmark, Low, meat, menace, milestone, nub, pass, peril, pinch, pith, pivot, plight, predicament, press, pressure, prosperity, push, quicksand, recession, recovery, risk, rub, sine qua non, slowdown, slump, strait, stress, substance, tension, threat, turn, turning point, upturn, urgency, zero hour