Synonyms of abeyance in English:

abeyance


See definition of abeyance

noun

1‘the project was left in abeyance for the time being’

SYNONYMS

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’

      SYNONYMS

      suspend, adjourn, interrupt, break off, postpone, delay, defer, shelve, arrest, put off, intermit, prorogue, hold over, put aside, pigeonhole

      reschedule

      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

      ANTONYMS

      continue, resume