respite - definition and synonyms

noun [singular/uncountable] formal 

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/ˈrespɪt/

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/ˈrespaɪt/
  1. a short period of rest from having to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation
    respite from:

    The road works have given residents a much-needed respite from the constant traffic.

    no/little respite:

    There has been no respite in the terrible weather.

    without respite:

    The pain in his leg continued without respite.