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

5 senses of respite

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
respite, recess, break, time out -- (a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate")
       => pause -- (temporary inactivity)

Sense 3
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 4
respite, rest, relief, rest period -- (a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests")
       => pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension -- (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)

Sense 5
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 respite

1 sense of respite

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")

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