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1. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced.

Synonyms

  • alleviation
  • assuagement

Antonyms

  • incomparable
  • different
  • unsatisfactory

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Rhymes with Relief

  • disbelief
  • vancleef
  • mccleaf
  • debrief
  • salif
  • motif
  • matif
  • massif
  • hafif
  • belief
  • stief
  • sharif
  • saif
  • okeeffe
  • o'keeffe
  • okeefe
  • o'keefe
  • grief
  • greiff
  • greif
  • grefe
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • brief
  • thief
  • sheaf
  • seife
  • seif
  • rief

Sentences with relief


1. Noun, singular or mass
The gentle touch of a massage can be a source of great relief and comfort.

Quotes about relief


1. Short fiction is like low relief. And if your story has no humor in it, then you're trying to look at something in the pitch dark. With the light of humor, it throws what you're writing into relief so that you can actually see it.
- Elizabeth McCracken

2. It has often been saidthere’s so much to be read,you never can cramall those words in your head.So the writer who breedsmore words than he needsis making a chorefor the reader who reads.That's why my belief isthe briefer the brief is,the greater the sighof the reader's relief is.And that's why your bookshave such power and strength.You publish with shorth!(Shorth is better than length.)
- Dr. Seuss

3. As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.'s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief.
- Ban Ki-moon

2. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress).

Synonyms

  • reprieve
  • comfort
  • ease
  • comfortableness

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • stretch
  • expand
  • appreciate

3. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] (law) redress awarded by a court.

Synonyms

  • damages
  • restitution
  • redress
  • indemnification
  • amends

Antonyms

  • expansion
  • addition
  • maximization
  • inflate

4. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] assistance in time of difficulty.

Synonyms

  • consolation
  • mercy
  • aid
  • ministration
  • succour
  • comfort
  • solace
  • assist
  • succor
  • assistance

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • disjoin
  • unbalance
  • juvenile

5. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).

Synonyms

  • backup man
  • double
  • locum tenens
  • peer
  • match
  • stand-in
  • fill-in
  • reliever
  • alternate
  • surrogate
  • substitute
  • stunt woman
  • stunt man
  • compeer
  • equal
  • locum
  • replacement

Antonyms

  • inadequacy
  • strengthening
  • appreciation
  • classification

6. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance).

Synonyms

  • alleviation
  • detente
  • liberalization
  • decompressing
  • step-down
  • easement
  • decrease
  • easing
  • liberalisation
  • spasmolysis
  • diminution
  • reduction
  • relaxation
  • palliation

Antonyms

  • increase
  • disapproval
  • single
  • malfunction

7. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped.

Synonyms

  • welfare
  • public assistance

Antonyms

  • little
  • Lady
  • noblewoman

8. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] a pause for relaxation.

Synonyms

  • interruption
  • breathing space
  • breath
  • respite
  • suspension
  • breather
  • rest
  • breathing spell
  • rest period
  • pause
  • intermission
  • break
  • breathing place

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • crescendo
  • maximise
  • maximize

9. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] a change for the better.

Synonyms

  • alteration
  • easing
  • moderation
  • change
  • modification
  • disembarrassment

Antonyms

  • biological
  • natural
  • unequal
  • incommensurate

10. relief

noun. ['rɪˈliːf, riːˈliːf'] the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged.

Synonyms

  • liberation
  • freeing

Antonyms

  • unequivocal
  • multivalent
  • univalent
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