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relief

relief

relief - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relief

Definition
(noun) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
Synonyms : alleviation , assuagement
Example Sentence
  • as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief

Definition
(noun) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
Synonyms : ease
Example Sentence
  • he enjoyed his relief from responsibility
  • getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

Definition
(noun) (law) redress awarded by a court
Example Sentence
  • was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?

Definition
(noun) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
Example Sentence
  • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
  • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Definition
(noun) assistance in time of difficulty
Synonyms : ministration , succor , succour
Example Sentence
  • the contributions provided some relief for the victims

Definition
(noun) a pause for relaxation
Synonyms : respite , rest , rest period
Example Sentence
  • people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Definition
(noun) a change for the better
Synonyms : easing , moderation

Definition
(noun) aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
Example Sentence
  • he has been on relief for many years

Definition
(noun) the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
Synonyms : alleviation , easement , easing
Example Sentence
  • he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

Definition
(noun) sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
Definition
(noun) the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
Example Sentence
  • he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta

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