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; pending, suspended, deferred, postponed, put off, put to one side, unattended, unfinished, incomplete, unresolved, undetermined, up in the air, betwixt and between
    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
    suspendadjourninterruptbreak offpostponedelaydefershelvearrestput offintermitproroguehold overput asidepigeonholereschedulecut shortbring to an endceasediscontinuedissolvedisbandterminatecall a halt toNorth Americantable informalput on iceput on the back burnermothballNorth American informaltake a rain check on

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