[ˈrɛspʌɪt, ˈrɛspɪt]
  1. a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
    "the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering" ·
    "a brief respite from the heat"
    rest · break · breathing space · interval · intermission · interlude ·
respites (third person present) · respited (past tense) · respited (past participle) · respiting (present participle)
  1. rare
    postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.).
    "the execution was only respited a few months"
    postpone · put off · delay · defer · put back · hold over/off · carry over ·
    reschedule · do later · shelve · stand over · pigeonhole · put/hold in abeyance · mothball · adjourn · suspend · prorogue · put off the evil day/hour · put over · table · lay on the table · take a rain check on · continue · put on ice · put on the back burner · put in cold storage · remit · respite
    • archaic
      grant a respite to (someone, especially a person condemned to death).
      "some poor criminal … from the gibbet or the wheel, respited for a day"
      grant a stay of execution to ·
      cancel/postpone/commute/remit someone's punishment · pardon · spare · acquit · grant an amnesty to · amnesty · let off · let off the hook · respite
Middle English: from Old French respit, from Latin respectus ‘refuge, consideration’.
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How to use respite in a sentence?
a Letter of Licence, by which creditors agreed to postpone claims, brought only temporary respite.
some poor criminal … from the gibbet or the wheel, respited for a day.
the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering.
the execution was only respited a few months.
a brief respite from the heat.
How to say respite in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans Respyt
Arabic (NOUN)فترة راحة, هوادة, راحة
Bangla অবকাশ
Bosnian (Latin) predah
Bulgarian (NOUN)облекчение, почивка, отдих
Cantonese (Traditional) 喘息
Catalan (NOUN)respir
Chinese Simplified 喘息
Chinese Traditional 喘息
Croatian (NOUN)predah, odgoda
Czech (NOUN)oddech, úlevu
Danish (NOUN)pusterum, henstand, aflastning
Dutch (NOUN)respijt, uitstel
Estonian (NOUN)kergendust
Fijian dau
Filipino pahinga
Finnish (NOUN)hengähdystauko, helpotus
French (NOUN)répit, sursis, trêve
German (NOUN)Atempause, Ruhepause, Erholung, Aufschub, Nachfrist, Abwechslung, Frist
Greek (NOUN)ανάπαυλα, αναβολή
Haitian Creole apezman
Hebrew (NOUN)הפוגה
Hindi (NOUN)राहत
Hungarian (NOUN)haladékot, pihenést
Icelandic grið
Indonesian (NOUN)tangguh
Italian (NOUN)tregua, sollievo, dilazione
Japanese (NOUN)猶予, 休息
Kiswahili nafuu
Korean (NOUN)유예, 벗어날
Latvian (NOUN)atelpu
Lithuanian (NOUN)atokvėpis, atsikvėpti
Malagasy hialana sasatra
Malay (Latin) kelegaan
Norwegian Bokmål pusterom
Persian (NOUN)مهلت
Polish (NOUN)wytchnienia, wypoczynek
Portuguese (NOUN)pausa, trégua, descanso, adiamento
Querétaro Otomi respiro
Romanian (NOUN)răgaz
Russian (NOUN)передышка, отсрочку, патронажное
Samoan malologa
Serbian (Cyrillic) предах
Serbian (Latin) predah
Slovak (NOUN)odľahčovacích, oddych, úľavu
Slovenian (NOUN)predaha, oddih
Spanish (NOUN)respiro, tregua
Swedish (NOUN)respit, andrum, anstånd
Tahitian tamaruraa
Tamil அவகாசம்
Telugu ప్రఖ్యాతులు
Thai พักผ่อน
Tongan malolo
Turkish (NOUN)mühlet, soluklanma
Ukrainian (PREPOSITION)перепочинок
Urdu مہلت
Vietnamese (PREPOSITION)nghỉ ngơi
Welsh (PREPOSITION)seibiant
Yucatec Maya respiro
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