V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a stopping that is either permanent or temporary

Synonyms: stop, end, ending, ceasing, halting, interruption, pause, termination, suspension

Antonyms: continuation, commencement, starting, renewal

Tips: Unlike stopping, cessation can refer to a pause or temporary suspension of something as well as a complete discontinuation of it. The related verb, to cease, means "to stop or suspend activity."

Usage Examples:

The group leader called for a cessation of studying for the evening. (suspension, stopping)

The goal of both parties to the treaty is the cessation of violence. (termination, end)

The cessation of music at the dance club caused everyone to stare at the d.j. in surprise, but the music resumed as soon as the electricity was reconnected. (interruption, pause)

If you continue hurting me in this manner and being so unsupportive, our friendship will cease to exist. (stop, end) verb

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