1. respite

noun. ['ˈrɛspɪt'] a pause from doing something (as work).


  • time out
  • pause
  • break
  • recess


  • increase
  • low relief
  • high relief
  • embarrassment

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Rhymes with Respite

  • cupit
  • cuppett
  • daspit
  • decrepit
  • kopit
  • lippitt
  • pulpit
  • puppet
  • tippett
  • tippit
  • tippitt
  • trippett

How do you pronounce respite?

Pronounce respite as ˈrɛspɪt.

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Sentences with respite

1. Noun, singular or mass
Bell Pond provides a welcome respite in the heart of this city, especially in the heat of summer.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As well, forgiveness offers respite from the guilt that often follows such contrary impulses.

3. Adjective
On occasion, rain provides respite by halting the work.

Quotes about respite

1. It hurt, remembering. Hurt because there was so much I'd done, so much I'd yet to do. In so many different ways, I now realized, not remembering had been a blessing. A brief respite in the twisted bloody mess that my life had become.But at least I knew who I was.
- Keri Arthur, Destiny Kills

2. Do you think you wear a mask?’‘I’m wearing one right now.’ Valentino smiled softly. ‘We both are.’‘It’s a sad thought.’‘Yes,’ he said. ‘But sometimes I wonder about the alternative. Imagine if we had no secrets, no respite from the truth. What if everything was laid bare the moment we introduced ourselves?
- Catherine Doyle, Vendetta

3. Happiness is never there to stay [...] Happiness is merely a respite offered by inquietude.
- André Maurois, Climats

2. respite

noun. ['ˈrɛspɪt'] a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort.


  • reprieve
  • relief


  • function
  • stay
  • unify

3. respite

noun. ['ˈrɛspɪt'] an interruption in the intensity or amount of something.


  • remittal
  • remission
  • defervescence
  • abatement
  • hiatus
  • suspension
  • subsidence
  • reprieve
  • break


  • be active
  • lie
  • sit
  • stand

4. respite

verb. ['ˈrɛspɪt'] postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution.


  • table
  • hold over
  • put over
  • put off
  • remit
  • defer
  • shelve
  • prorogue
  • postpone
  • reprieve


  • enliven
  • validate
  • continue
  • conform to

5. respite

noun. ['ˈrɛspɪt'] the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment.


  • clemency
  • reprieve
  • mercifulness


  • activity
  • action
  • activeness
  • change

6. respite

noun. ['ˈrɛspɪt'] a pause for relaxation.


  • interruption
  • breathing space
  • breath
  • relief
  • suspension
  • breather
  • rest
  • breathing spell
  • rest period
  • pause
  • intermission
  • break
  • breathing place


  • respect
  • explode
  • begin
  • promote