HyperDic: respite

English > 6 senses of the word respite:
NOUNstaterespite, reprievea (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
actrespite, recess, break, time outa pause from doing something (as work)
eventrespite, suspension, reprieve, hiatus, abatementan interruption in the intensity or amount of something
timerespite, rest, relief, rest perioda pause for relaxation
actrespite, reprievethe act of reprieving
VERBstativerespite, reprievepostpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
respite > pronunciation
Soundsreh'spiht
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > respite: 6 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort.
Synonymreprieve
Broaderrelief, easeThe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
Spanishalivio, calma temporal, respiro, tregua
English > respite: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA pause from doing something (as work).
Synonymsrecess, break, time out
Narrowerspring breakA week or more of recess during the spring term at school
Broaderpausetemporary inactivity
Spanishdescanso, pausa, receso, recreo, respiro
Catalandescans, parada, pausa
English > respite: 6 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn interruption in the intensity or amount of something.
Synonymssuspension, reprieve, hiatus, abatement
Narrowerdefervescenceabatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
remission, remittal, subsidenceAn abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
Broaderinterruption, breakSome abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
Spanishrespiro, suspensión
Catalanrespir, suspensió
English > respite: 6 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningA pause for relaxation.
Synonymsrest, relief, rest period
Narrowerbreath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing timeA short respite
Broaderpause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Spanishdesahogo, descanso, pausa, período de descanso, respiro
Catalandescans, pausa
English > respite: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment.
Synonymreprieve
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderclemency, mercifulness, mercyleniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
Verbsrespitepostpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
English > respite: 6 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningpostpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymreprieve
Broaderpostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
Spanishaplazar
Nounsrespitethe act of reprieving

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