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English noun: respite

1. respite (state) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort


Synonymsreprieve


Broader (hypernym)ease, relief

2. respite (act) a pause from doing something (as work)


SamplesWe took a 10-minute break.
He took time out to recuperate.


Synonymsbreak, recess, time out


Broader (hypernym)pause


Narrower (hyponym)spring break

3. respite (event) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something


Synonymsabatement, hiatus, reprieve, suspension


Broader (hypernym)break, interruption


Narrower (hyponym)defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence

4. respite (time) a pause for relaxation


SamplesPeople actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests.


Synonymsrelief, rest, rest period


Broader (hypernym)break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension


Narrower (hyponym)breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time

5. respite (act) the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment


Synonymsreprieve


Broader (hypernym)clemency, mercifulness, mercy


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: respite

1. respite (stative) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution


Synonymsreprieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table









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