US: /ˈɹɛspɪt/
UK: /ɹˈɛspa‍ɪt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

respite /'respait/
  • danh từ
    • sự hoãn (thi hành bản án, trừng phạt...)
    • thời gian nghỉ ngơi
      • a respite from hard work: sự nghỉ ngơi sau lúc làm việc nặng nhọc
  • ngoại động từ
    • hoãn (thi hành một bản án...)
      • to respite a condement man: hoãn án tử hình cho một người
    • cho (ai) nghỉ ngơi
    • (y học) làm đỡ trong chốc lát

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun [sing., U]
1 ~ (from sth) a short break or escape from sth difficult or unpleasant: The drug brought a brief respite from the pain. + There was no respite from the suffocating heat. + She continued to work without respite. + respite care (= temporary care arranged for old, mentally ill, etc. people so that the people who usually care for them can have a rest)
2 a short delay allowed before sth difficult or unpleasant must be done: His creditors agreed to give him a temporary respite.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 interval, intermission, break, interruption, recess, breather, rest; holiday, Chiefly US and Canadian vacation:
I haven't had a moment's respite since six o'clock this morning. We are planning a brief respite from work in August
2 pause, delay, hiatus, stay, extension, reprieve, postponement:
After a ten-minute respite, the infernal noise began again.

Collocation dictionary


brief, moment's, temporary
a moment's respite from the ringing of the phone
| much needed, welcome


have | bring (sb), give (sb), provide (sb with)
The tablets brought temporary respite from the excruciating pain.
| gain (sb), win (sb)




without ~
The storm continued for two hours without respite.
| ~ from
They had no respite from the demands of their children.


a period of respite

Concise English dictionary

respites|respited|respiting'respaɪt ,pɪt
+a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
+a pause from doing something (as work)
+an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
+a pause for relaxation
+the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
+postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution