cessation [se-sey-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||abeyance, arrest, break, break-off, breather, cease, ceasing, close, conclusion, cutoff, desistance, discontinuance, downtime, end, finish, freeze*, grinding halt, halt, halting, hiatus, intermission, interruption, interval, layoff, let-up, pause, recess, remission, respite, rest, screaming halt, standstill, stay, stop, stoppage, suspension, termination, time off, time-out|
|Antonyms:||beginning, commencement, start|
|Concept:||[Change from action to rest] Cessation.|
|Category:||1. SIMPLE CHANGE|
cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence., intermission, remission; suspense, suspension; interruption; stop; stopping; closure, stoppage, halt; arrival., pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop; interregnum, abeyance; cloture [U.S. Congress]., dead stop, dead stand, dead lock; finis, cerrado; blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration; comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop; end; death.
cease, discontinue, desist, stay, halt; break off, leave off; hold, stop, pull up, stop short; stick, hang fire; halt; pause, rest; burn out, blow out, melt down., have done with, give over, surcease, shut up shop; give up (relinquish)., hold one's hand, stay one's hand; rest on one's oars, repose on one's laurels., come to a stand, come to a standstill; come to a deadlock, come to a full stop; arrive; go out, die away; wear away, wear off; pass away (be past); be at an end; disintegrate, self-destruct., intromit, interrupt, suspend, interpel; intermit, remit; put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to; derail; turn off, switch off, power down, deactivate, disconnect; bring to a stand, bring to a standstill; stop, cut short, arrest, stem the tide, stem the torrent; pull the check-string, pull the plug on.
"I pause for a reply" [Julius Caesar].
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