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Synonyms for respite
ˈrɛs pɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprieve, respite(noun)

    a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

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

  2. respite, recess, break, time out(noun)

    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, abatement(noun)

    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 period(noun)

    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, respite(verb)

    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

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

  6. reprieve, respite(verb)

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. respite(n.)

    delay, pause

  2. respite(n.)

    reprieve, suspension of punishment

  3. respite(v. a.)

    delay, postpone

  4. respite(v. a.)

    reprieve, suspend the punishment of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use respite in a sentence?

  1. Vice President Joe Biden:

    We found respite on your shores.

  2. Paul Rudd:

    I hope and think it provides a bit of a respite because it's a lot of fun... it's kind of a nice break from things, ant-Man and the Wasp.

  3. 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.

  4. David Fleischer:

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

  5. Justin Onuekwusi:

    We have had such a strong bounceback, but markets don't go in a straight line. It is inevitable you will get some kind of respite.

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