Synonym: break, breather, intermission, interruption, lull, pause, recess, relief, reprieve, rest. Similar words: despite, spite, in spite of, spit, hospital, jupiter, respect, respond. Meaning: ['respaɪt ,pɪt] n. 1. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort 2. a pause from doing something (as work) 3. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something 4. a pause for relaxation 5. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment. v. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution.
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1. The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain.
2. We worked for hours without respite.
3. The trip was a welcome respite from the pressures of work.
4. The director gave the cast a short respite before the next scene.
5. His creditors agreed to give him a temporary respite.
6. She continued to work without respite.
7. The pain went on without respite.
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8. There was no respite from the suffocating heat.
9. The drug brought a brief respite from the pain.
10. Devaluation would only give the economy a brief respite.
11. The storm continued for two hours without respite.
12. Respite care is intended to relieve parents temporarily of the burden of caring for severely disabled children.
13. We have a few days' respite before we have to pay them.
14. They had no respite from the demands of their children.
15. The judge granted the condemned man a respite to enable his attorneys to file an appeal.
16. But the success brought only a short respite.
17. For the next five days we had no respite.
18. For the Dwarfs it was a much needed respite.
19. I looked for respite at the catalogue.
20. He obtained from them a respite.
21. They split and retreated, Ratagan following them without respite.
22. It is also developing a respite care service.
23. The first was respite from peanuts.
24. Follow this to a brief respite and winding shed.
25. There was no respite for the beleaguered retail sector.
26. Some mothers regard work as a welcome respite from the stress of looking after a home and children.
27. It was some weeks now since they had had any respite from shellfire.
28. Their teacher was away, so they had a day's respite before their essays were due.
29. Calcavecchia was again first out in the afternoon and he gave poor Meshiai no respite, scoring 66 to a 73.
30. He can also take over the parenting role and provide her with respite from the rigours of what is a twenty-four-hour-a-day job.
More similar words: despite, spite, in spite of, spit, hospital, jupiter, respect, respond, response, respondent, resplendent, respectively, with respect to, correspondent, irrespective of, be responsible for, corresponding to, spin, pit, spill, spine, pitch, inspire, capita, pitcher, capital, suspicion, pittance, decrepit, suspicious.