1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

    Synonyms : abatement, hiatus, respite, suspension
    Type Of : break, interruption
  2. postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

    Synonyms : respite
    Type Of : defer, put over, hold over, postpone, put off, prorogue, set back, shelve, table, remit
  3. the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment

    Synonyms : respite
    Type Of : clemency, mercy, mercifulness
  4. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

    Synonyms : respite
    Type Of : relief, ease
  5. a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

    Type Of : warrant
  6. relieve temporarily

    Type Of : deliver, rescue


  1. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

    Synonyms : condemnable, criminal, deplorable, vicious
    Examples :
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife


  1. (followed by `with') deeply filled or permeated

    Synonyms : instinct
    Examples :
    • it is replete with misery
  2. filled to satisfaction with food or drink

    Synonyms : full
  3. fill to satisfaction

    Synonyms : fill, sate, satiate
    Type Of : take in, have, ingest, consume, take


  1. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

    Synonyms : celebrity, fame
    Type Of : honor, honour, laurels


  1. something that remunerates

    Synonyms : earnings, pay, salary, wage
    Type Of : regular payment
  2. the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses

    Type Of : defrayment, payment, defrayal
    Examples :
    • adequate remuneration for his work


  1. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    Synonyms : function, office, part
    Type Of : duty
    Examples :
    • play its role
  2. what something is used for

    Synonyms : function, purpose, use
    Type Of : usefulness, utility
  3. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    Synonyms : character, part, persona, theatrical role
    Type Of : enactment, portrayal, personation, characterization
  4. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • what is your role on the team?