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hiatus

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hiatus

  1. 1 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge) steam was rising from an hiatus in the ground Synonyms of hiatus breach, break, discontinuity, gulf, gap, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, voidWords Related to hiatus chink, cleft, crack, cranny, crevice, fissure; notch, slit, slot, split; interspace, pore; abyss, aperture, cavity, chasm, gape, orifice; fracture, rupture, severance, sundering

  2. 2 an incomplete or deficient area a hiatus in the law which prevented the district attorney from prosecuting the offenders Synonyms of hiatus gap, hole, lacuna, space, voidWords Related to hiatus defectiveness, detriment, disability, failing, fault, impairment, weakness; deficiency, deficit, imperfection, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompleteness, insufficience, insufficiency, lack, need, shortcoming, shortfall, wantNear Antonyms of hiatus completeness, fullness

  3. 3 a break in continuity a three-year hiatus before the fifth book in the series appeared Synonyms of hiatus discontinuity, gap, hiccup (also hiccough), interim, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, interstice, interval, parenthesisWords Related to hiatus caesura, comma, interspace, lag, pause, space, time lag, window; entr'acte; bumper; adjournment, discontinuance, lapse, suspension; lull, recess, respite, rest; subintervalNear Antonyms of hiatus continuum, run, stretch; procession, progressionAntonyms of hiatus continuation, continuity

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