Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reprieve

4 senses of reprieve

Sense 1
reprieve, respite -- (a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort)
       => relief, ease -- (the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease")

Sense 2
suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement -- (an interruption in the intensity or amount of something)
       => interruption, break -- (some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt")

Sense 3
reprieve -- (a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence))
       => warrant -- (a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts)

Sense 4
reprieve, respite -- (the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment)
       => clemency, mercifulness, mercy -- (leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reprieve

2 senses of reprieve

Sense 1
reprieve, respite -- (postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution)
       => postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")

Sense 2
reprieve -- (relieve temporarily)
       => rescue, deliver -- (free from harm or evil)

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