Synonyms of emergency in English:

emergency


See definition of emergency

noun

1‘your quick response in an emergency could be a lifesaver’

SYNONYMS

crisis, urgent situation, extremity, exigency

accident, disaster, catastrophe, calamity

difficulty, plight, predicament, tight spot, tight corner, mess

quandary, dilemma

unforeseen circumstances, desperate straits, dire straits, danger

informal scrape, jam, fix, pickle, spot, hole, hot water, crunch, panic stations


adjective

1‘an emergency meeting’

SYNONYMS

urgent, crisis

impromptu, extraordinary

2‘an emergency exit’

SYNONYMS

alternative, substitute, replacement, spare, extra, standby, auxiliary, reserve, backup, fill-in, fallback, in reserve

ANTONYMS

main, primary