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Synonyms for severance
ˈsɛv ər əns, ˈsɛv rənssev·er·ance

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  1. severancenoun

    A separation.

    Synonyms:
    separation

  2. severancenoun

    A severance payment.

    Synonyms:
    severance payment, severance pay

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling outnoun

    a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"

    Synonyms:
    recess, good luck, rift, fault, prison-breaking, breakout, fracture, suspension, break of serve, happy chance, respite, geological fault, faulting, gaolbreak, shift, interruption, time out, pause, open frame, breach, disruption, jailbreak, gap, severing, falling out, prisonbreak, breaking, breakage, rupture, intermission, break

  2. severance, severingnoun

    the act of severing

    Synonyms:
    rupture, falling out, severing, break, breach, rift

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How to use severance in a sentence?

  1. Boeing Co:

    Upon his departure, Dennis received the benefits to which he was contractually entitled and he did not receive any severance pay or a 2019 annual bonus.

  2. Thomas Delgado:

    No warning at all, no severance package, just, ‘Here’s your final paycheck and your vacation pay. Bye.’.

  3. Mayor James Knowles:

    There will be no severance or extension of benefits for Darren Wilson following his resignation.

  4. Raul Grijalva:

    The severance did not involve the Office of Compliance and at no time was any allegation of sexual harassment made, and no sexual harassment occurred.

  5. Jon Hyman:

    There’s a real risk to employees that the case will have a negative impact on the size of severance packages going forward.


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