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
[Antonyms] in hand, under way, continuing
hold something in abeyance
- the application was held in abeyance whilst legal advice was sought[Antonyms] continue, resumesuspend, adjourn, interrupt, break off, postpone, delay, defer, shelve, arrest, put off, intermit, prorogue, hold over, put aside, pigeonhole;reschedule;North American tableinformal put on ice, put on the back burner, mothballNorth American informal take a rain check on
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