relief [ri-leef] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||remedy, aid; relaxation|
|Synonyms:||abatement, allayment, alleviation, amelioration, appeasement, assistance, assuagement, balm, break, breather, cheer, comfort, comforting, consolation, contentment, cure, deliverance, diversion, ease, easement, extrication, fix, hand, happiness, help, letup, lift, lightening, load off one's mind, maintenance, mitigation, mollification, palliative, quick fix, refreshment, release, remission, reprieve, respite, rest, restfulness, satisfaction, softening, solace, succor, support, sustenance|
|Notes:||relief (standing out) and intaglio (sunken) are opposites in art|
|Antonyms:||damage, hurt, injury, pain|
|Category:||1. Passive Affections|
relieve, ease, alleviate, mitigate, palliate, soothe; salve; soften, soften down; foment, stupe, poultice; assuage, allay., cheer, comfort, console; enliven; encourage, bear up, pat on the back, give comfort, set at ease; gladden the heart, cheer the heart; inspirit, invigorate., remedy; cure (restore); refresh; pour balm into, pour oil on., smooth the ruffled brow of care, temper the wind to the shorn lamb, lay the flattering unction to one's soul., disburden (free); take off a load of care., be relieved; breathe more freely, draw a long breath; take comfort; dry the tears, dry the eyes, wipe the tears, wipe the eyes.
"here comes a man of comfort" [Measure for Measure].
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