Synonyms of relief


1. relief, alleviation, assuagement, comfort

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

2. relief, ease, comfort, comfortableness

usage: 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"

3. relief, damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress

usage: (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

4. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in, peer, equal, match, compeer

usage: 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"

5. relief, succor, succour, ministration, aid, assist, assistance, help

usage: assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

6. respite, rest, relief, rest period, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

usage: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

7. easing, moderation, relief, change, alteration, modification

usage: a change for the better

8. relief, social welfare, welfare, public assistance

usage: aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"

9. easing, easement, alleviation, relief, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

10. relief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief, sculpture

usage: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

11. relief, liberation, release, freeing

usage: 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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Definition and meaning of relief (Dictionary)