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Synonyms of abeyance in English:


  • the project was left in abeyance for the time being
    suspension, a state of suspension, a state of dormancy, a state of latency, a state of uncertainty, suspense, remission, reserve;
    informal in cold storage, on ice, on the back burner, hanging fire
    [Antonyms] in hand, under way, continuing
  • Phrases

    hold something in abeyance
    the application was held in abeyance whilst legal advice was sought
    [Antonyms] continue, resume
    suspend, adjourn, interrupt, break off, postpone, delay, defer, shelve, arrest, put off, intermit, prorogue, hold over, put aside, pigeonhole;
    cut short, bring to an end, cease, discontinue, dissolve, disband, terminate, call a halt to;
    North American  table
    informal put on ice, put on the back burner, mothball
    North American informal take a rain check on
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