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ceasefire

[ sees-fahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF ceasefire
  • as inarmistice
  • as intruce
  • as inpeace treaty
  • as incease-fire

Synonyms for ceasefire

  • truce
  • suspension
  • treaty
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Antonyms for ceasefire

  • dispute
  • fight
  • war
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WORD ORIGIN

also ceasefire, "a cessation of shooting," 1916, from verbal phrase cease fire, 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally two words until after mid-20c.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CEASEFIRE

armistice

nounpeace-establishing agreement
  • ceasefire
  • suspension
  • treaty
  • truce
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