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relief

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relief as in the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
  • "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

Synonyms

  • alleviation the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  • assuagement the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
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relief as in the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
  • "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"
  • "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"

Synonyms

  • ease move gently or carefully; lessen pain or discomfort; make easier; lessen the intensity of or calm; freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); freedom from constraint or embarrassment; freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
relief as in (law) redress awarded by a court
  • "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
relief as in someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"
  • "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

Synonyms

  • stand-in someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • substitute capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; serving or used in place of another; artificial and inferior; a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another ; an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced ; someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); put in the place of another; be a substitute; act as a substitute
  • reliever someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies; a pitcher who does not start the game
  • backup an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts ; (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device; the act of providing approval and support
  • backup man someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • fill-in someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
relief as in assistance in time of difficulty
  • "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

Synonyms

  • succor help in a difficult situation ; assistance in time of difficulty
  • succour help in a difficult situation ; assistance in time of difficulty
  • ministration assistance in time of difficulty
relief as in a pause for relaxation
  • "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Synonyms

  • respite postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution ; a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort ; a pause from doing something (as work); an interruption in the intensity or amount of something ; a pause for relaxation; the act of reprieving
  • rest something left after other parts have been taken away; freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); a pause for relaxation; a state of inaction; euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); a support on which things can be put; a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration ; not move; take a short break from one's activities in order to relax ; give a rest to; have a place in relation to something else; be at rest ; stay the same; be inherent or innate in ; put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; sit, as on a branch; rest on or as if on a pillow; be inactive, refrain from acting
  • rest period a pause for relaxation
relief as in a change for the better

    Synonyms

    • easing a change for the better ; the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    • moderation quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes ; a change for the better ; the trait of avoiding excesses ; the action of lessening in severity or intensity
    relief as in aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
    • "he has been on relief for many years"
    relief as in the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    • "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

    Synonyms

    • easing a change for the better ; the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    • easement (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land) ; the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    • alleviation the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
    relief as in sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

      Synonyms

      • relievo sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
      • rilievo sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
      • embossment an impression produced by pressure or printing ; sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
      • sculptural relief sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
      relief as in the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
      • "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

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