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    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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