Synonyms for respite

Synonyms for (noun) respite

Synonyms: recess, respite, time out, break

Definition: a pause from doing something (as work)

Usage: we took a 10-minute break; he took time out to recuperate

Similar words: pause

Definition: temporary inactivity


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, 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: respite, rest, rest period, relief

Definition: a pause for relaxation

Usage: people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Similar words: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension

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

Synonyms for (verb) respite

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