Synonyms of reprieve


1. reprieve, respite, relief, ease

usage: a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

2. suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement, interruption, break

usage: an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

3. reprieve, warrant

usage: a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence)

4. reprieve, respite, clemency, mercifulness, mercy

usage: the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment


1. reprieve, respite, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off

usage: postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

2. reprieve, rescue, deliver

usage: relieve temporarily

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