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Synonyms for respite
ˈrɛs pɪtrespite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprieve, respitenoun

    a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

    recess, abatement, rest period, suspension, time out, reprieve, relief, break, hiatus, rest

  2. respite, recess, break, time outnoun

    a pause from doing something (as work)

    "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

    prison-breaking, rest period, deferral, rest, recession, jailbreak, relief, corner, interruption, rift, intermission, severance, niche, falling out, prisonbreak, suspension, recess, breakout, faulting, break of serve, inlet, geological fault, gap, break, good luck, breaking, disruption, reprieve, open frame, gaolbreak, abatement, hiatus, breach, happy chance, fault, pause, shift, fracture, time out, breakage, rupture

  3. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatementnoun

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

    dangling, foramen, relief, suspension, rest, suspension system, reprieve, recess, interruption, rest period, break, temporary removal, hiatus, pause, abatement, abeyance, time out, intermission, hanging

  4. respite, rest, relief, rest periodnoun

    a pause for relaxation

    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

    backup man, rest period, stand-in, eternal sleep, repose, balance, relaxation, relief, ease, suspension, backup, rilievo, rest, succour, time out, assuagement, eternal rest, recess, reprieve, residual, succor, easing, break, alleviation, quietus, easement, reliever, abatement, fill-in, hiatus, substitute, relievo, residue, embossment, residuum, sleep, remainder, ministration, sculptural relief, moderation

  5. reprieve, respiteverb

    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

    recess, abatement, rest period, suspension, time out, reprieve, relief, break, hiatus, rest

  6. reprieve, respiteverb

    postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respitenoun

    delay, pause

  2. respitenoun

    reprieve, suspension of punishment

  3. respiteverb

    delay, postpone

  4. respiteverb

    reprieve, suspend the punishment of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "respite":

    feeder, succession, truce, occasional, let-up, reprieve, lull, break, relief

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  1. John Ing:

    It's the proverbial dead-cat bounce. After days of worries, the market's in a relief rally on the heels of New York and hopes that we get a respite on everything from China to Greece, but those issues still fester...We're in uncharted waters as far as the Greece exit, and the (Chinese) market collapse is only 30 percent after a 150 percent gain.

  2. Sean Callow:

    The scale of the collapse shows that any hopes of a temporary respite were in vain, the notion that overweight equities is the only real option in a world of super-low rates now seems to be from' The Time Before'.

  3. Roger Burnley:

    This quarter has afforded consumers little respite from political or economic uncertainty and this has shown in their spending.

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    We hope we get a respite as we get into April, May and June.

  5. David Fleischer:

    Rousseff has been given some respite, but we can expect some violent retribution from Cunha in the next days and weeks.

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