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