- a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
“the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering”
synonyms: rest, break, breathing space, interval, intermission, interlude, recess, lull, pause, time out; relief, relaxation, repose; informal breather, letup
“a brief respite”
- a short delay permitted before an unpleasant obligation is met or a punishment is carried out.
Synonyms: postponement, deferment, delay, reprieve; continuance
“respite from debts”