Dictionary Results for reprieve


1. reprieve - noun

· a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Synonym(s): respite

Hypernym(s): relief, ease




2. reprieve - noun

· an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Synonym(s): suspension, respite, hiatus, abatement

Hypernym(s): interruption, break




3. reprieve - noun

· a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

Hypernym(s): warrant




4. reprieve - noun

· the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Synonym(s): respite

Hypernym(s): clemency, mercifulness, mercy




5. reprieve - verb

· postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

Synonym(s): respite

Hypernym(s): postpone, prorogue, hold_over, put_over, table, shelve, set_back, defer, remit, put_off




6. reprieve - verb

· relieve temporarily

Hypernym(s): rescue, deliver





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