Dictionary Results for respite

1. respite - noun

· a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Synonym(s): reprieve

Hypernym(s): relief, ease

2. respite - noun

· a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

Synonym(s): recess, break, time_out

Hypernym(s): pause

3. respite - noun

· an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

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

Hypernym(s): interruption, break

4. respite - noun

· a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Synonym(s): rest, relief, rest_period

Hypernym(s): pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

5. respite - noun

· the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

Synonym(s): reprieve

Hypernym(s): clemency, mercifulness, mercy

6. respite - verb

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

Synonym(s): reprieve

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

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