Definitions For Respite


  • A pause from doing something (as work)
  • The act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
  • An interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  • A (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
  • A pause for relaxation
  • A short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed


  • Postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

Is Respite a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Respite is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Respite in a Sentence

  • The bad weather has continued without respite.

Synonyms for Respite

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