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  Words related to respite

Related / Similar Words: recess, break, time out, reprieve, suspension, hiatus, abatement, rest, relief, rest period

 

Definition:
  • a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate";
  • the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment;
  • an interruption in the intensity or amount of something;
  • a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort;
  • a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests";
  • postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution;

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    Hyponyms: spring break, defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time

     

    Derivational Morphology: pause, intermit, break, adjourn, recess, break up, reprieve, abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away, freeze, suspend, rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather

     

    Anagrams: spitter, striper, stripes, tipster, sprites, persist

     

     
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