Synonyms for reprieve

Synonyms for (noun) reprieve

Synonyms: respite, reprieve

Definition: the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Similar words: mercifulness, mercy, clemency

Definition: leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

Usage: he threw himself on the mercy of the court

Synonyms: reprieve

Definition: a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

Similar words: warrant

Definition: a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts

Synonyms: reprieve, respite, hiatus, suspension, abatement

Definition: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Similar words: break, interruption

Definition: some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

Usage: the telephone is an annoying interruption; there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

Synonyms: reprieve, respite

Definition: a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Similar words: ease, relief

Definition: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

Usage: he enjoyed his relief from responsibility; getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

Synonyms for (verb) reprieve

Synonyms: reprieve

Definition: relieve temporarily

Similar words: rescue, deliver

Definition: free from harm or evil

Synonyms: reprieve, respite

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

Similar words: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over

Definition: hold back to a later time

Usage: let's postpone the exam

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