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Synonyms for suspension
səˈspɛn ʃən

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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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  1. Tom Goyda:

    We want customers who need assistance due to Covid-19 to be able to request and receive a payment suspension quickly and easily, if a customer no longer needs that assistance, we will be happy to remove them from the payment suspension.

  2. Joe Gianone:

    That play was worse than when (Roger) Clemens threw at Mike Piazza, it was completely illegal. He should pay a price, either on the field or off it with the suspension.

  3. Sean Kiernan:

    I am extremely disappointed in the NFL for following through with this suspension, in life there are real world instances where a totality of the circumstances must be analyzed. This is one such case.

  4. Martin Ryan:

    A standard tree conforms to the seat of the rider, and then for it to accommodate to the horse, it has padding attached to the underside, with the Bua tree, it's in two -- it's a tree for the rider, and a tree for the horse. And it's joined at the front, which means it gives it a natural suspension between the two.

  5. The IAAF Council:

    IAAF Council was today informed that written confirmation had been received yesterday from ARAF (All Russia Athletics Federation) accepting their full suspension without requesting a hearing as was their constitutional right, aRAF confirmed they understood that Council would only accept their reinstatement as an IAAF member following the recommendation of the IAAF inspection team who will decide if the verification criteria have been fulfilled. ARAF confirmed they will cooperate fully and actively with the team.

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Translations for suspension

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  • 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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