VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

1. Passive Affections
Relief.

[Antonyms: aggravation.]

[Nouns] relief; deliverance; refreshment [more]; easement, softening, alleviation, mitigation, palliation, soothing, lullaby.

solace, consolation, comfort, encouragement.

lenitive, restorative (remedy) [more]; cushion [more]; crumb of comfort, balm in Gilead.

[Verbs] 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) [more]; 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) [more]; 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.

[Adjectives] relieving; consolatory, soothing; assuaging, assuasive; balmy, balsamic; lenitive, palliative; anodyne (remedial) [more]; curative [more].

[Phrases] "here comes a man of comfort" [Measure for Measure].

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