Synonym of emergency

Alternative for emergency

emergencies

Synonym: crisis, crucial, period, pinch,

Noun

A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
crisis extremity exigency accident danger difficulty disaster plight predicament scrape calamity catastrophe quandary crunch fix mess necessity pinch clutch conjuncture crossroads dilemma Dunkirk head hole jam juncture pickle strait tinderbox spot tight corner tight spot urgent situation boiling point breaking point climax compulsion crossroad crunch time depression desperate straits dire straits distress flash point impasse meltdown misadventure pass pressure push squeeze tension tragedy trauma unforeseen circumstances urgency vicissitude zero hour critical situation hot water panic stations turning point trouble hardship bind moment of truth imbroglio adversity deep water point of no return problem quagmire muddle mire cataclysm sticky situation circumstance misfortune bad news corner tribulation setback contingency perplexity awkward situation difficult situation blow debacle mishap stew spot of bother complication box entanglement condition critical moment problematic situation hard times issue hang-up upheaval need decisive moment crash hell on earth affliction situation crux hell fiasco conundrum asperity deadlock rabbit hole pretty kettle of fish fine kettle of fish stage critical point crisis point defining moment scourge high noon sad state state tricky situation train wreck tight situation reversal rattrap reverse swamp straits jackpot confusion turmoil rigor havoc catch-22 drag drama shambles apocalypse crucial moment sticky wicket collapse horror embarrassment rigour pivotal moment woe critical mass worst-case scenario hour of decision pivotal point sorry condition car crash unfortunate situation no-win situation do or die time climacteric contretemps want stress how-do-you-do exigence kettle of fish Rubicon imperativeness posture position threshold occasion chaos disarray failure disorder puzzle crucial point watershed peak ruin uphill mix-up devastation culmination holocaust blight shock misery hazard farce a jam a scrape a hole a fix crucial period critical period heavy blow when push comes to shove big trouble turn of the tide double trouble critical juncture reversal of fortune stroke of ill luck critical stage l trouble spot Dutch dreadful thing awful thing terrible thing indigence destitution infliction connection combination hot spot extreme suffering concurrence demand time test constraint requirement moment point bother acuteness demandingness needfulness requisite essential wont criticalness pressingness bad thing tangle equation tight squeeze soup lot flashpoint end conclusion botched situation emergency situation potential crisis spectacle duress trying time mass of problems diffict situation worst case uphill battle acme situational problem incident commotion fuss state of things state of affairs worst outcome business adventure row scene disturbance melodrama affair period phase loss large order rough go worst possible outcome worst that could happen worst comes to worst struggle thrill fracas sensation excitement rubicon deadline vital moment D-day H-hour countdown appointed hour target appointed time A-day terminus knife-edge watershed moment decisive point tipping point interval status instant point in time choice oppression frustration pain brink overextension breakpoint edge limit overstrain tear-jerker to-do danger level high point the Rubicon irreversible momentum sink or swim time exertion painfulness knot pretty target day jumping-off point the time start time moment of decision dependency dependence moment in time match point when it came to it barricade discouragement sweat labor hardness labour a bad situation bottleneck a plight a mess a sorry condition bewilderment mystification a predicament a difficult situation wretchedness snapping point extreme tension a stew a spot harassment dead end a pickle a tight corner a bind spreading too thin verge of collapse point of decision ruination landmark choke point casualty buffet bale mischance milepost milestone mishanter stroke bane undoing grief harm upset abyss slip flood fall peripeteia transition hinge crossing change twist nexus shift pivot cusp axis development reverse of fortune shit show fell stroke rough situation act of God the worst bad luck hard luck ill luck crucial occurrence rising action kairotic moment race against time obligation responsibility call gravity duty commitment desperation force majeure pressure of circumstance force of circumstance whammy shipwreck desolation trial messiness bust monstrosity bomb disorderliness hassle vicious circle hot potato burden destruction sorrow bummer disappointment ill knock suffering stroke of bad luck curse torment ordeal cross hitch travail wreck end of the world tough luck injury downer penury bad break plague hurt waterloo lapse ill fortune cross to bear evil downfall heartbreak poverty infelicity annoyance detriment beggary Armageddon defeat worry disadvantage curtains rotten luck check day of reckoning heartache damage hard knocks visitation sadness nuisance torture privation unfortunate incident snag deprivation nuclear holocaust inconvenience holy mess unholy mess letdown impoverishment breakdown pileup fender-bender headache doomsday discomfort bad experience bitter pill extinction end times ill-fortune travails doom convulsion agony insolvency pestilence despair unhappiness perdition rout armageddon non-success blunder pest dolor nakba nemesis bankruptcy mischief jolt unpleasantness vexation comedown mistake stack-up total crack-up smashup wrack-up mishappening dolour dole collision persecution irritation annihilation decimation poison austerity evil fortune evil chance carnage body blow pauperdom nightmare grievance smash albatross lack kick in the teeth sad event Judgment Day financial ruin ill-luck trials and tribulations tough break can of worms hard time awkward ragnarok judgement day mutual assured destruction World War III punishment disintegration decay retribution worst devastating blow cost error vengeance penalty flooding load failing blue ruin faux pas casus befalling difficulties wrong death jar miscalculation menace tumult squalor ill chance down dud rear ender bête noire unluckiness sordidness unpredictable outcome throe boo-boo offense prejudice offence ill-treatment disservice humiliation anguish hold-up bête noir lack of success severe test ticklish spot gloom disbenefit rear-ender fluke unluck anxiety dejection one in the eye bad trot bad fortune neediness fatal attraction melancholy despondency unfortunate occurrence bad trip impecuniousness impecuniosity bombshell surprise bath grievous blow indebtedness liquidation trials excruciation sorriness rack dolefulness repulse turnabout vanquishment conquering thunderbolt serious accident toil peril drudgery fatigue Apocalypse Final Judgment disgruntlement grieving lamentation bemoaning rue blues deploring care rain regret debt financial distress Herculean task rainy day let-down Chapter 11 administration receivership brutality cruelty act of cruelty destituteness cancer canker mendicity pauperism rude awakening knock-back source of distress evildoing economic failure ills shame bolt from the blue bolt out of the blue sin crime waste hurting jinx skids despoliation financial failure slaughter demolition ravages wastage mincemeat wreckage extermination obliteration depredation demolishment Ragnarok conflagration eschaton ravagement harsh conditions despoiling vandalism plunder dilapidation pain in the rear tough situation pain in the backside evil eye pain in the neck pain in the bum kiss of death disgrace rack and ruin crying shame cause for regret cause for disappointment sad thing pity source of regret sad situation unfortunate thing prang smash-up road traffic accident car accident multiple collision traffic accident RTA pile-up road accident multiple crash

Noun

A mistake arising from or resulting in confusion
muddle mistake error blunder bungle complication dilemma fault gaffe miscalculation misstep oversight slip stumble aberration clanger difficulty flaw flub gaff goof hash lapse misunderstanding quandary trouble upheaval commotion complexity encumbrance fail fluff howler intricacy screwup slipup snafu snarl struggle awkwardness involvement foul-up mix-up slip-up balls-up false move false step faux pas screw-up boo-boo car crash miscue blooper boob fumble boner muff trip confusion inaccuracy bloomer clinker brick bobble whoops misperception goof-up flummox bonehead play foulup mess wreck shambles bumble misjudgement misjudgment misreading misinterpretation misdeed slight inadvertence indiscretion solecism botch underestimation misapprehension fallacy defect bloop thinko misreckoning delusion miss floater neglect misconception overestimation misjudging bungling bas illusion lapsus calami lapsus linguae slip of the tongue misapplication poor judgment error of judgment barry failure impropriety glitch omission erratum slip of the pen botch-up cockup err transgression literal negligence gaucherie wrong delinquency fall deviation pratfall shortcoming drop imprudence mishandling misfielding wrong move hesitation accident mishap upset bad move debacle fiasco mismanagement gremlin bug imperfection familiarity bodge snag absurdity flub-up mess-up breach of etiquette indecorum wrength corrigendum carelessness typo bozo eruption putting foot in mouth inattention dumb move dumb thing to do stupid mistake snarl-up unfaithfulness wrongness impreciseness unreliability crime botched job laxity failing preterition chasm disregard overlooking blank overlook skip pretermission typographical error trespass offense violation breach printer's error dereliction vice failure to notice misdesign mispositioning misarrangement misalignment hiccup sin offence disorder disorganization misconfiguration disarray disorganisation brain fart wrong configuration poor layout poor configuration

Noun

Great haste
hurry haste rush bustle commotion flurry quickness speed urgency celerity swiftness hustle rapidity confusion fleetness hubbub precipitation scurry agitation fastness hastiness precipitousness race rapidness scramble speediness turmoil velocity hurry-scurry pother promptitude dash dispatch drive expedition expeditiousness frenzy imperativeness panic precipitance precipitateness push rustle time pressure briskness hurriedness alacrity promptness pace nimbleness scuttle hustling impetuosity rashness heedlessness foolhardiness carelessness incautiousness impatience scamper hurly-burly precipitancy acceleration recklessness press prematureness gait nippiness suddenness abruptness run rate immediacy tempo momentum clip steam agility instantaneity impulsiveness readiness thoughtlessness immediateness helter-skelter rushing instantaneousness nimble-footedness extreme speed punctuality liveliness stampede lightning speed sharpness lick vivacity legerity alacritousness breeze impetus scampering headway fast pace swift pace scuttling sprint scrambling bustling fair old rate fair lick whirl scuttering scutter trot dexterity litheness adroitness spryness deftness sprightliness suppleness sleight frequency beat movement regularity activity alertness acuteness cleverness motion pattern downbeat quick-wittedness rhythm measure progress cadence time friskiness responsiveness quickwittedness rate of knots agileness grace lightness skill smartness gracefulness activeness light-footedness proficiency lissomness limberness flexibility lightsomeness zippiness

Adjective

Arising from or used in an emergency
crisis urgent extraordinary immediate impromptu serious drastic desperate high-priority top-priority crash rush critical crucial pressing grave acute compelling great essential important paramount vital dire necessary importunate extreme intense exigent significant heavy sore impelling imperious fundamental integral imperative necessitous burning capital leading required terrible clamant driving parlous primary indispensable principal crying emergent key foremost momentous weighty chief demanded of the utmost importance called-for of the essence life and death must-have life-and-death of great consequence very great pre-eminent consequential pivotal all-important major considerable far-reaching instant decisive requisite severe central substantial needed earnest profound mandatory cardinal needful solemn portentous material vitally important heavyweight of consequence meaningful somber of moment overriding sombre prime sober big historic of great import sedate heavy-duty compulsory obligatory monumental staid of significance large-scale no joke no laughing matter humourless humorless prerequisite earth-shattering appreciable climacteric called for of great importance no-nonsense main core intrinsic big deal influential underlined ponderous determining sizable noteworthy exceptional prominent fateful demanding extensive eventful basic clamorous exacting special uncomic pertinent top dangerous large uppermost binding focal remarkable peremptory premier telling high-level especial predominant supreme notable deciding dominant pronounced forceful sensational powerful arch grand salient preeminent big-time big league tough very important substantive conspicuous determinative front-page newsworthy earthshaking all important insistent hefty life-or-death outstanding worthwhile forcing egregious topical relevant tremendous unavoidable prodigious worrying invaluable high first greatest imposing requiring highest impactful striking mighty almighty inescapable marked difficult unforgettable life-changing grievous major-league of note constitutive radical involuntary nonelective master forced major league hard impressive of great moment nitty-gritty landmark strategic grim ruling now or never meat-and-potatoes primal bottom-line world-shaking quintessential incumbent particular much needed sad fatal deep emphatic immoderate coercive best interesting basal super perilous demanding attention utmost without lacking needing head hazardous eminent vehement fierce furious awful dynamic precarious arresting maximum super colossal mammoth valuable overruling vicious page-one unmissable dreadful germane business-critical mission-critical climactic constraining real necessitating involving exciting buzzworthy prevalent alarming tectonic elevated active controversial time-dependent time-sensitive immense current of import name-of-the-game bad sudden contemporary afflictive lively coal-and-ice life-threatening enormous sizeable huge clamouring hurry-up persuasive clamoring obliging heat-on irresistible claiming distressing unyielding very grave live commanding calling for out of the ordinary of substance of interest apocalyptic prevailing overbearing prior elemental sovereign exceeding ultra titanic vast astronomic astronomical ample staple overmastering controlling appropriate compulsatory inherent rudimentary innate much strong distinctive headline noticeable preponderant obvious rare signal resonant memorable keynote worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon generous milestone conclusive glaring unusual unordinary ponderable potent glorious earth-shaking epoch-making number one star sovran stellar No. 1 numero uno expedient wanted desired preferred proper de rigueur incumbent on name of game specified elementary recommended goodly biggish obstinate tireless unremitting intransigent tenacious stubborn indefatigable life-saving glum persistent unrelenting aggressive dogged obdurate persevering entreating nagging pertinacious stern high priority world-shattering life or death gloomy dour sweeping of vital importance extremely important austere avid disturbing high-pressure annoying troublesome suppliant overeager solicitous pushy harassing quiet downbeat time-critical cold sober pointed instrumental matter of life and death top-level overshadowing big-league of concern high-profile disheartening harrowing discouraging deadly wretched ill-fated forbidding sobering shocking forlorn strenuous devastating ill-starred unamusing destructive ruinous desolate ugly depressing overly solicitous most important most prominent

Adjective

Serving as a temporary or short-term means or measure
stopgap provisional temporary impromptu improvised interim makeshift acting caretaker short-term stand-in working expediential fill-in jury jury-rigged pro tem band-aid expedient practical rough-and-ready rough-and-tumble substitute temp throwaway rough and ready make-do ad hoc thrown together ad interim cobbled together pro tempore extemporary extempore substitutive transitional changeover slapdash ersatz quick-and-dirty hit-or-miss quick and dirty devised rigged supply deputy reserve holding pinch-hitting intervening provisory provisionary impermanent passing transient thrown-together new standby do-it-yourself crude alternative alternate brief transitory limited momentary fleeting short-lived ephemeral evanescent fugitive fugacious short volatile shifting unfixed changeable overnight perishable summary unstable preliminary mortal in-between for the time being surrogate conditional contingent replacement relief tentative backup supplemental supplementary locum second-string short-range tactical present non-permanent intermediate embryonic initial adjutant delegated assistant pop-up experimental proxy test ancillary second additional auxiliary TBC dependent rough supernumerary extra liminal qualified unfinished interregnal draft outline quick draught perfunctory hasty swift cursory fall-back hurried flitting instantaneous rushed abrupt curtailed sudden rapid deciduous fading meteoric flying pencilled in flash subject to confirmation vanishing to be confirmed fly-by-night flash in the pan here today and gone tomorrow instant immediate

Adjective

Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary
ad hoc impromptu improvised extemporaneous extemporary extempore makeshift ad-lib expedient improvisational make-do offhand offhanded off-the-cuff snap spur-of-the-moment unconsidered unplanned unpremeditated unprepared unrehearsed unstudied jury jury-rigged cobbled together down and dirty extemporised extemporized informal provisional rough and ready special specific specified thrown together quick and dirty spontaneous improvisatory ad lib unscripted ad libitum on-the-spot unarranged off the cuff impulsive improviso stopgap made-up improv automatic autoschediastic temporary improvisatorial casual band-aid quick-and-dirty on the spot on impulse extemporal played by ear off the top of one's head spur of the moment throwaway winging it by ear crude hurried substitute sudden substitutive undesigned unexpected unpracticed uncontrived natural unthinking ersatz toss off not planned toss out off the top of your head from the hip hit-or-miss candid temp not rehearsed rough-and-ready slapdash unposed abrupt scratch off guard not thought out quick immediate off the top of head without preparation off the hip instant simple basic according to pleasure made up as one wishes as one thinks best without restraint unrefined unpolished unsophisticated winged tossed off vamped dashed off thrown off whipped up shot from the hip unintended unintentional cheaply done crude but effective spur-of-the moment cheaply made ad-hoc of inferior quality slipshod devised rigged unforeseen adventitious haphazard unscheduled aleatory random uncontrolled pro tem ad interim pro tempore short-term hasty sketchy involuntary out of the blue standby new headlong do-it-yourself alternative rash reckless ill-considered instinctive thoughtless precipitate impetuous injudicious imprudent foolhardy unguarded careless heedless unconscious inadvertent intuitive incautious rushed passionate swift unthought-out ill-thought-out uncoordinated passing parenthetical trivial uncircumspect off-hand catch-as-catch-can helter-skelter temerarious ill-judged violent unmindful mechanical negligent ill-conceived precipitous ardent eager overhasty fierce furious impassioned vehement unbridled unreasoned unrestrained unreflecting ill-advised absent-minded foolish unwise fervid subitaneous precipitant hotheaded restive going off deep end stupid silly neglectful senseless remiss reflex unwitting oblivious witless feckless brutish unreasoning indelicate outrageous napping unheeding vacant unmeant blunt untactful capricious whimsical uninhibited emotional freakish adventurous daredevil unprompted unrepressed daring unpredictable irresponsible madcap abandoned unwary unmeditated hectic superficial perfunctory speedy brash wild hot-headed devil-may-care jumping the gun

Antonym of emergency

emergency Idiom, Proverb

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