Synonyms of suspension
1 postponementDictionary • the suspension of flights between London and Manchester
postponement • The postponement was due to a dispute over where the talks should be held.
delay • A delay of the federal trial was granted.
break • Nothing has been discussed that might lead to a break in the deadlock.
stay • The court dismissed defence appeals for a permanent stay of execution.
interruption • interruptions in the supply of food and fuel
moratorium • a one-year moratorium on nuclear testing
respite • Devaluation would only give the economy brief respite.
remission • It had been raining hard all day, without remission.
adjournment • The court ordered a four-month adjournment.
deferment • the deferment of tax payments
2 removalDictionary • The athlete received a two-year suspension.
removal • His removal from power was illegal.
expulsion • Her behaviour led to her expulsion from school.
rejection • his rejection of our values
elimination • the prohibition and elimination of chemical weapons
ejection • These actions led to his ejection from office.
gardening leave (British, informal)
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
adjournmentAn adjournment is a temporary stopping of a trial, enquiry, or other meeting.
• The court ordered a four-month adjournment.
breakBreak is also a noun.
• Nothing has been discussed that might lead to a break in the deadlock.
defermentDeferment means arranging for something to happen at a later date.
• the deferment of tax payments
Thesaurus for suspension from the Collins English Thesaurus
an interruption or temporary revocation