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identity crisisnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
a ​feeling of being ​uncertain about who or what you are: For some ​people, ​becoming a ​parent can ​bring on an ​identitycrisis.
(Definition of identity crisis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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identity crisisnoun [C]

 us   /ɑɪˈden·tɪ·t̬i ˌkrɑɪ·sɪs/
a ​feeling that you are not ​sure of who you are or what you should do
(Definition of identity crisis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “identity crisis”
in Chinese (Simplified) 身份认同危机…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身分認同危機…
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