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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. respite: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. respite: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. respite: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. respite: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. respite: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. respite: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Respite, respite: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. respite: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. respite: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. respite: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. respite: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. respite: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. respite: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. respite: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. respite: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. respite: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. respite: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Respite (law), Respite: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Respite: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. respite: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. respite: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. respite: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. Respite: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  24. respite: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. respite: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. respite: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. respite: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. respite: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (5 matching dictionaries)
  1. respite: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  3. respite: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  4. RESPITE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  5. respite: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. respite: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Respite: Reactive Attachment Disorder [home, info]
  2. RESPITE: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Respite: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (respite)

noun:  a pause from doing something (as work)
noun:  a pause for relaxation
noun:  the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
noun:  an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
noun:  a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
verb:  postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

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Words similar to respite:   break, reprieve, abatement, hiatus, recess, relief, respited, respiting, rest, suspension, lull, rest period, time out, truce, more...

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