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Synonyms for abeyance
əˈbeɪ ənsabeyance

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abeyance

    suspension, reservation, dormancy, expectation, intermission

    revival, renewal, operation, resuscitation, action, enjoyment, possession, exercise, force

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abeyance, suspensionnoun

    temporary cessation or suspension

    interruption, dangling, respite, reprieve, hanging, intermission, abatement, suspension, pause, suspension system, temporary removal, hiatus, break

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abeyancenoun

    (Law.) expectation, prospect, expectancy, waiting, anticipation, calculation, contemplation

  2. abeyancenoun

    suspense, reservation, intermission, remission, dormancy, quiescence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abeyancenoun

    suspension, indetermination

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  1. List of paraphrases for "abeyance":

    suspense, hold

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How to use abeyance in a sentence?

  1. Robert J. Sawyer:

    The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.

  2. Alexis Tsipras:

    We have a historic responsibility that this deal is not held in abeyance, and I am confident that we will manage it.

  3. John Boehner:

    That bill is going to sit in abeyance until we can come to some resolution on this.

  4. Robert J. Sawyer, "Calculating God", 2000:

    The right things to do are those that keep our violence in abeyance; the wrong things are those that bring it to the fore.

Translations for abeyance

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  • abeyanceArabic
  • суспендиране, изчакване, временно бездействиеBulgarian
  • Unentschiedenheit, SchwebezustandGerman
  • suspensión, esperanza, desuso, expectativa, suspensoSpanish
  • تعلیقPersian
  • lykkäys, lepäämässä, jäädytettynä, lykättynä, jäädytys, lepääminenFinnish
  • suspension, vacant, en suspens, vacanceFrench
  • fionraíIrish
  • दुविधाHindi
  • onzekerheid, opschorting, onbeslistheid, uitstelDutch
  • uavklart, utsettelseNorwegian
  • vacatura, vagatura, vacância, pendência, suspensãoPortuguese
  • [[состояние]] [[неопределённость, приостановлениеRussian
  • trädaSwedish
  • தற்காலிகமாக நிறுத்தி வைத்தல்Tamil
  • నిలుపుదలTelugu
  • آستگتUrdu
  • 中止Chinese

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