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respite - Dictionary definition and meaning for word respite

(noun) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
Synonyms : reprieve

(noun) a pause from doing something (as work)
Synonyms : break , recess , time out
Example Sentence
  • we took a 10-minute break
  • he took time out to recuperate

(noun) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
Synonyms : abatement , hiatus , reprieve , suspension

(noun) a pause for relaxation
Synonyms : relief , rest , rest period
Example Sentence
  • people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

(noun) the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
Synonyms : reprieve

(verb) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
Synonyms : reprieve

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for respite

Tarik pe Tarik (Sunny Deol) Respite pe Respite
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by daringdavin

rest a bit
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by usairforce1985

After taking the GRE, take a RESPITE and drink a SPRITE.
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by dshefman

The purpose of a RESPITE is to RElax and RESPIrE(breathe).
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by dshefman

respite = rest + sprite; again you are taking rest with sprite.
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by shaktipada

@Angelina jolie: take some rest o bred pitt
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by h.pathrabe250487

dispite this respite, we shall study harder & harder
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by roozbeh33

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