Synonyms for relief

Synonyms for (noun) relief

Synonyms: easement, easing, relief, alleviation

Definition: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

Usage: he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

Similar words: decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

Definition: the act of decreasing or reducing something


Synonyms: relief

Definition: the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged

Usage: he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta

Similar words: release, liberation, freeing

Definition: the act of liberating someone or something


Synonyms: relief

Definition: aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

Usage: he has been on relief for many years

Similar words: welfare, public assistance, social welfare

Definition: governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need

Usage: she lives on welfare


Synonyms: succor, succour, ministration, relief

Definition: assistance in time of difficulty

Usage: the contributions provided some relief for the victims

Similar words: aid, assist, assistance, help

Definition: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: he gave me an assist with the housework; could not walk without assistance; rescue party went to their aid; offered his help in unloading


Synonyms: relief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief

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

Similar words: sculpture

Definition: a three-dimensional work of plastic art


Synonyms: easing, moderation, relief

Definition: a change for the better

Similar words: change, modification, alteration

Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago


Synonyms: alleviation, assuagement, relief

Definition: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Usage: as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief

Similar words: comfort

Definition: a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment


Synonyms: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

Definition: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Usage: the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Similar words: peer, match, compeer, equal

Definition: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group


Synonyms: relief

Definition: (law) redress awarded by a court

Usage: was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?

Similar words: amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution

Definition: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury


Synonyms: ease, relief

Definition: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

Usage: he enjoyed his relief from responsibility; getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

Similar words: comfort, comfortableness

Definition: a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

Usage: he is a man who enjoys his comfort; she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair


Synonyms: respite, rest, rest period, relief

Definition: a pause for relaxation

Usage: people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Similar words: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension

Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something