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Synonyms for suspension
səˈspɛn ʃən

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term suspension.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suspension(noun)

    a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy

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

  2. pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension(noun)

    a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

    prison-breaking, gap, jailbreak, respite, happy chance, interruption, rift, intermission, severance, gaolbreak, falling out, hanging, prisonbreak, recess, faulting, breakout, geological fault, break, good luck, breaking, disruption, reprieve, open frame, abatement, break of serve, hiatus, breach, breakage, abeyance, suspension system, fault, pause, shift, fracture, time out, temporary removal, rupture, dangling

  3. abeyance, suspension(noun)

    temporary cessation or suspension

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

  4. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement(noun)

    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

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

  5. suspension, suspension system(noun)

    a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle

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

  6. suspension, dangling, hanging(noun)

    the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)

    "there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait"

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

  7. suspension, temporary removal(noun)

    a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)

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


  1. suspension(noun)

    stop, delay, interruption, intermission

  2. suspension(noun)

    The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended.

    intermission, delay, stop, interruption

  3. suspension(noun)

    A temporary or conditional delay, interruption or discontinuation.

    delay, interruption, stop, intermission

  4. suspension(noun)

    The state of a solid or substance produced when its particles are mixed with, but not dissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining.

    interruption, stop, intermission, delay

  5. suspension(noun)

    The act of keeping a person who is listening in doubt and expectation of what is to follow.

    intermission, stop, interruption, delay

  6. suspension(noun)

    The system of springs and shock absorbers connected to the wheels in an automobile or car, which allow the vehicle to move smoothly with reduced shock to its occupants.

    intermission, stop, interruption, delay

  7. suspension(noun)

    A stay or postponement of the execution of a sentence, usually by letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.

    stop, intermission, delay, interruption

  8. suspension(noun)

    The act of or discord produced by prolonging one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects.

    intermission, delay, stop, interruption

  9. suspension(noun)

    A topological space derived from another by taking the product of the original space with an interval and collapsing each end of the product to a point.

    delay, stop, intermission, interruption

  10. suspension(noun)

    A function derived, in a standard way, from another, such that the instant function's domain and codomain are suspensions of the original function's.

    delay, intermission, interruption, stop

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suspension(n.)


  2. suspension(n.)

    interruption, intermission, SUSPENSE

  3. suspension(n.)

    delay, postponement

  4. suspension(n.)

    temporary deprivation (as of an office)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suspension(n)

    pendency, delay, respite, postponement, abeyance

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How to use suspension in a sentence?

  1. Richard Peirce:

    An awful lot of attacks occur in river mouths, where there is silt and other material in suspension in the river -- people washing their clothes, people washing themselves.

  2. Northside Independent School District:

    They've suffered three days of suspension. They've been in alternative school for a week. They're excluded from playing football for the rest of the season. I think that's enough. They've apologized. They are very sorry. They didn't mean to do this.

  3. The AIU:

    The investigation into Ms Naser's three whereabouts failures in 2019 was ongoing at the time of the Doha World Championships and she was not provisionally suspended at that time, following conclusion of the investigation and a fourth whereabouts failure in January 2020, a Notice of Charge was issued and Ms Naser subject to an immediate provisional suspension.

  4. Mary Dell Harrington:

    College kids aren't going to get a slap on the wrist if they defy the rules, they could risk suspension or expulsion, and parents could risk serious financial consequences. As we saw last spring when the pandemic began, there's no guarantee you will get your money back.

  5. Jack Lee:

    This incident shows there is room for improving the share suspension mechanism.

Translations for suspension

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تعليقArabic
  • Aufhängung, Aussetzung, Federung, SuspensionGerman
  • εκκρεμότητα, διαθεσιμότητα, αιώρημα, ανάρτηση, κρέμασμαGreek
  • تعلیقPersian
  • peruutus, jännitys, keskeytys, suspensio, pidätysFinnish
  • sospensione, balestraItalian
  • suspensie, voorhoudingDutch
  • suspensie, suspendareRomanian
  • приостановка, прекращение, приостановлениеRussian
  • amortisör, durdurma, süspansiyon, askıya almaTurkish
  • đình chỉVietnamese
  • 懸掛Chinese

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