Synonyms and related words:
abatement, abeyance, abridgment, allayment, alleviation, arrest, assuagement, attenuation, blunting, breach, break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, caesura, calming, cease-fire, cessation, check, cigarette break, cocktail hour, coffee break, contraction, dampening, damping, day off, deadening, deceleration, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, delay, demulsion, depreciation, depression, detention, diminishment, diminution, downtime, drag, drop, dulcification, dulling, dying, dying off, ease-off, ease-up, easing, enforced respite, extenuation, fade-out, falling-off, fissure, flagging, gap, half time, half-time intermission, halt, happy hour, hesitation, hiatus, holdup, holiday, hushing, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interregnum, interruption, interval, lacuna, lag, languishment, lapse, layoff, leniency, lessening, letdown, lightening, loosening, lowering, lull, lulling, miniaturization, minus acceleration, mitigation, modulation, mollification, obstruction, off-time, pacification, palliation, pause, plateau, point of repose, quiet spell, quietening, quieting, recess, reduction, relaxation, relief, remission, respite, rest, resting point, retardation, retardment, sagging, scaling down, setback, simplicity, slack-up, slackening, slowdown, slowing, slowing down, slowup, softening, soothing, spell, stand-down, stay, subduement, subtraction, surcease, suspension, tea break, tempering, time off, time out, tranquilization, truce, vacation, weakening

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • letup — noun (singular, uncountable) a pause or a reduction in a difficult, dangerous, or tiring activity: There is no sign of a letup in the fighting. | We were working seven days a week with no letup. see also: let up let 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • letup — noun A pause or period of slackening. We waited for a letup in the rain, then we ran home before it started again …   Wiktionary

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  • letup — noun, informal there can be no letup in the war against drugs Syn: abatement, lessening, decrease, diminishing, diminution, decline, relenting, remission, slackening, weakening, relaxation, dying down, easing off, tailing off, dropping away/off; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • letup — noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished there was never a letup in the noise • Syn: ↑lull • Derivationally related forms: ↑lull (for: ↑lull), ↑let up …   Useful english dictionary

  • letup — noun Date: 1837 a lessening of effort, activity, or intensity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • letup — /let up /, n. Informal. cessation; pause; relief. [1835 45, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase let up] * * * …   Universalium

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