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

11 senses of relief

Sense 1
relief, alleviation, assuagement -- (the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief")
       => comfort -- (a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment)

Sense 2
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 3
relief -- ((law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?")
       => damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress -- (a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury)

Sense 4
stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in -- (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")
       => peer, equal, match, compeer -- (a person who is of equal standing with another in a group)

Sense 5
relief, succor, succour, ministration -- (assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims")
       => aid, assist, assistance, help -- (the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "he gave me an assist with the housework"; "could not walk without assistance"; "rescue party went to their aid"; "offered his help in unloading")

Sense 6
respite, rest, relief, rest period -- (a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests")
       => pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension -- (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)

Sense 7
easing, moderation, relief -- (a change for the better)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "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")

Sense 8
relief -- (aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years")
       => social welfare, welfare, public assistance -- (governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare")

Sense 9
easing, easement, alleviation, relief -- (the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain")
       => decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Sense 10
relief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief -- (sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background)
       => sculpture -- (a three-dimensional work of plastic art)

Sense 11
relief -- (the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta")
       => liberation, release, freeing -- (the act of liberating someone or something)

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