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Synonyms for cushion
ˈkʊʃ əncush·ion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shock absorber, shock, cushionnoun

    a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses

    "the old car needed a new set of shocks"

    electrical shock, jounce, blow, electric shock, stupor, daze, jolt, shock absorber, shock, jar, seismic disturbance, impact

  2. cushionnoun

    the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

    shock absorber, shock

  3. cushionverb

    a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.

    shock absorber, shock

  4. cushion, buffer, softenverb

    protect from impact

    "cushion the blow"

    relent, soften, buffer, yield, moderate, mince, break, damp, weaken, dampen

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cushionnoun

    pad, bolster, pillow, pillion, pouf, pouffle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "cushion":

    pillow, cushions, buffer, amortize, mitigate, mattress, pad, alleviate, soften

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  1. Christie Barnes:

    CSF is a fluid that actually bathes the brain. Because the skull is a fixed box and the brain is a nice soft organ, it needs to be protected from moving around inside that hard box, so it actually provides a cushion for the brain and the spinal cord.

  2. Reiner Haseloff:

    The proposals must be implemented as recommended. Changing them would jeopardize the hard-won compromise as a whole, the 40 billion euros are urgently needed to cushion the earlier exit from brown coal, as demanded by the federal government.

  3. Finance Minister Grant Robertson:

    We cannot guarantee to stop all job losses, but we are doing our best to cushion the blow.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    We're not talking about so-called bailouts for firms that made reckless decisions, we're not talking about a taxpayer-funded cushion for companies that made mistakes. We're talking about loans which must be repaid.

  5. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    We will do everything that was promised ... but to overcome this period Ukraine needs to get some kind of cushion and this cushion is a new package of financial aid, it is difficult for us to fight with a nuclear state which is armed to the teeth.

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