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Synonyms of 'respite'

(noun) 
Definition
an interval of rest
I rang home during a brief respite at work.
Synonyms
pause
There was a brief pause in the conversation.
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break
Nothing has been discussed that might lead to a break in the deadlock.
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rest
He took a rest from teaching.
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relief
a self-help programme which can give lasting relief
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halt
Air traffic has been brought to a halt.
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interval
During the interval, wine was served.
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recess
Parliament returns to work today after its summer recess.
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interruption
interruptions in the supply of food and fuel
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lull
a lull in the conversation
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cessation
They would not agree to a cessation of hostilities.
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let-up (informal)
There was no sign of any let-up in the battle on the money markets yesterday.
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breathing space
We hope that it will give us some breathing space.
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breather (informal)
Relax and take a breather whenever you feel that you need one.
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hiatus
Efforts to reach a settlement resume today after a two-week hiatus.
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intermission
Drinks were served during the intermission.
(noun) 
Definition
a temporary delay
Devaluation would only give the economy brief respite.
Synonyms
reprieve
a reprieve for eight people waiting to be hanged
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stay
The court dismissed defence appeals for a permanent stay of execution.
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delay
A delay of the federal trial was granted.
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suspension
the suspension of flights between London and Manchester
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moratorium
a one-year moratorium on nuclear testing
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postponement
The postponement was due to a dispute over where the talks should be held.
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adjournment
The court ordered a four-month adjournment.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adjournment
The court ordered a four-month adjournment.
Synonyms
putting off,
deferral,
discontinuation,
prorogation
in the sense of break
Definition
any sudden interruption in a continuous action
Nothing has been discussed that might lead to a break in the deadlock.
in the sense of breather
Definition
a short pause for rest
Relax and take a breather whenever you feel that you need one.
Synonyms

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