Synonyms for respite
- breathing space
- coffee break
- time out
Antonyms for respite
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESPITE
He had got a reprieve, or a respite, and he felt like a boy--another kind of boy from what he had ever been.
And what passion can be durable which is so violent as hers, and to which no respite is allowed?
Somebody played something on the piano, and this was, in a way, a respite for John.
For them, there were no “weak, piping times of peace,”––no respite from danger.
The priest thanked God for the respite He had been pleased to vouchsafe to him.
Prince Rupert raised this siege, but the respite was not long.
The chill was biting into their very bones, but still there was no respite.
She welcomed any respite; her lover might come at any moment.
I spent three days of respite in amusing myself with Therese.
The respite was a welcome one and with it his tenseness relaxed.
mid-13c., from Old French respit "delay, respect" (Modern French répit), from Latin respectus "consideration, recourse, regard" (see respect (n.)).