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  • nounwait, delay
  • verbwait, delay

synonyms for pause

  • breathing space
  • halt
  • hesitation
  • hiatus
  • hitch
  • interlude
  • intermission
  • interruption
  • interval
  • lapse
  • layoff
  • letup
  • lull
  • recess
  • respite
  • stoppage
  • suspension
  • abeyance
  • break
  • caesura
  • cessation
  • comma
  • cutoff
  • deadlock
  • discontinuance
  • downtime
  • freeze
  • gap
  • gridlock
  • hesitancy
  • hush
  • interim
  • interregnum
  • lacuna
  • rest
  • stand
  • standstill
  • stay
  • stillness
  • stopover
  • breakoff
  • breathing spell
  • coffee break
  • happy hour
  • pausation
  • postponement
  • rest period
  • time out
See also synonyms for: paused / pausing
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antonyms for pause

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  • continuation
  • continuity
  • go
  • start
  • action
  • activity
  • advance
  • persistence
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The Minnesota Wild, on pause for the past week, announced Thursday that it will reopen for team activities Friday.
NHL ADDS GAME-DAY RAPID TESTING TO CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLSSAMANTHA PELLFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The one aspect of this dish that initially gave me pause was the tomatoes, given the time of year.
TIKTOK’S VIRAL BAKED FETA PASTA IS WORTH THE HYPEAARON HUTCHERSONFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Yes, I of course refer to the SEO industry and yes, you may take a small pause here to go through the above statement to see if it works.
THE FUTURE OF GOOGLE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR SEARCHPETE ECKERSLEYFEBRUARY 5, 2021SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Though Smith went 5-1 as a starter, the bone bruise that kept him from starting three of the year’s final four games gave everyone pause.
FINDING THE RIGHT QB IS THE FIRST — AND MOST CRUCIAL — TASK FOR WASHINGTON’S NEW FRONT OFFICELES CARPENTERFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Saint Louis came off a month-plus pause and promptly lost at home to Dayton.
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKETOLOGY: TWO NO. 1 SEEDS COULD GO TO TEAMS OUTSIDE POWER CONFERENCESPATRICK STEVENSFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
After a pause Sunday night into early Monday, when just a light, spotty wintry mix may fall intermittently, precipitation may resume as the morning wears on into the afternoon.
AFTER 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW, AN ICY NIGHT AHEAD IN D.C. AREA. SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE MONDAY.JASON SAMENOW, DAN STILLMAN, ANDREW FREEDMANFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Robinhood now says the pause—which was partially lifted Friday—was necessary to ensure it had enough money to meet regulatory requirements.
THE CAPITOL ATTACK, IMPEACHMENT AND GAMESTOP MAKE IT CLEAR: 2021 IS SHAPING UP TO BE THE YEAR OF THE MODERATORALEX FITZPATRICKJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
In the meanwhile, states can’t simply hit pause on their rollouts while they figure out data collection—instead, they need to adapt on the fly.
MANY STATES DON'T KNOW WHO'S GETTING COVID-19 VACCINES. THAT'S A HUGE PROBLEM FOR EQUITYCHRIS WILSONJANUARY 28, 2021TIME
Not to put too fine of a point on it, but Clemson has stunk since it got back from a virus pause.
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKETOLOGY: OKLAHOMA STATE WILL PROBABLY MAKE IT DESPITE ITS POSTSEASON BANPATRICK STEVENSJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
India’s Supreme Court put the country’s new agriculture laws on pause.
INDIA’S FARM LAWS, UGANDA’S ELECTION, JAPAN’S NOTHING MANLIZ WEBBERJANUARY 12, 2021QUARTZ
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WORDS RELATED TO PAUSE

  • anticipate
  • bide
  • expect
  • linger
  • pause
  • remain
  • rest
  • sojourn
  • stay
  • stick around
  • stop
  • tarry
  • wait
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.