Antonyms of noun ease

1 of 5 senses of ease

Sense 1
ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness -- (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back")
       Antonym of difficulty (Sense 4)
      => difficulty, difficultness -- (the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ease

5 senses of ease

Sense 1
ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness -- (freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Sense 2
ease, comfort -- (a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world")
       => affluence, richness -- (abundant wealth; "they studied forerunners of richness or poverty"; "the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty")

Sense 3
relief, ease -- (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")
       => comfort, comfortableness -- (a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair")

Sense 4
ease, informality -- (freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers")
       => naturalness -- (the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner")

Sense 5
rest, ease, repose, relaxation -- (freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool")
       => inactivity -- (being inactive; being less active)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ease

4 senses of ease

Sense 1
ease -- (move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> ease up#1

Sense 2
comfort, ease -- (lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs")
       => relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage -- (provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches")

Sense 3
facilitate, ease, alleviate -- (make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge")
       => help, assist, aid -- (give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house")

Sense 4
still, allay, relieve, ease -- (lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears")
       => comfort, soothe, console, solace -- (give moral or emotional strength to)

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