动词过去式:respited 过去分词:respited 现在分词:respiting 第三人称单数:respites
/'respaɪt, 'respɪt; `rɛspɪt/
1 [U, sing] ~ (from sth) interval of rest or relief 休息（时间）; 暂时的缓解或放松
*longing for a moment of respite 恨不得歇会儿
* work without respite 不停地工作
* a brief, welcome respite 短暂的、愉快的休息 *
(a) respite from pain, worry, stress, etc 痛苦、忧虑、压力等的暂时减轻.
2 [C] delay allowed before an obligation must be fulfilled or a penalty suffered; reprieve （义务的）暂缓履行; （刑罚的）缓期执行; 缓刑
*grant sb a respite 准予某人缓刑.
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French;Origin: respit, from Medieval Latin respectus; RESPECT1]
a short time when something bad stops happening, so that the situation is temporarily better
The trip was a welcome respite from the pressures of work.
a brief respite from persecution
The pain went on without respite.
a short period of time before you have to do something that you do not like
We have a few days' respite before we have to pay them.