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Synonyms for relief
rɪˈlifre·lief

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Wiktionary

  1. reliefnoun

    the removal of stress or discomfort.

    I sighed with relief when I found out that my daughter hadn't got lost, but was waiting for me at home.

    Synonyms:
    respite, alleviation, ease

  2. reliefnoun

    the person who takes over a shift for another

    Officer Schmidt can finally go home because his relief has arrived.

    Synonyms:
    substitute, backup, stand-in, fill-in

  3. reliefnoun

    a type of artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background

    Synonyms:
    embossing

  4. reliefnoun

    the difference of elevations on a surface

    The relief on that part of the earth's surface

    Synonyms:
    texture, topography

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relief

    Synonyms:
    advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, help, succor

    Antonyms:
    bar, barrier, clog, difficulty, encumbrance, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. relief, alleviation, assuagementnoun

    the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

    "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, succour, respite, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  2. relief, easenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, informality, moderation, backup, repose, relaxation, succour, respite, comfort, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, simplicity, embossment, easiness, rilievo, simpleness, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  3. reliefnoun

    (law) redress awarded by a court

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

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, succour, respite, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  4. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-innoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backup man, rest period, second-stringer, stand-in, respite, support, accompaniment, ease, backup, rest, succour, allayer, assuagement, relief pitcher, musical accompaniment, rilievo, easing, replacement, reserve, easement, reliever, alleviation, fill-in, succor, comforter, substitute, relievo, moderation, computer backup, ministration, sculptural relief, embossment, championship, backing, patronage, fireman

  5. relief, succor, succour, ministrationnoun

    assistance in time of difficulty

    "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, succour, respite, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  6. respite, rest, relief, rest periodnoun

    a pause for relaxation

    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

    Synonyms:
    backup man, rest period, stand-in, eternal sleep, repose, balance, respite, relaxation, ease, suspension, backup, rilievo, rest, succour, time out, assuagement, eternal rest, recess, reprieve, residual, succor, easing, break, alleviation, quietus, easement, reliever, abatement, fill-in, hiatus, substitute, relievo, residue, embossment, residuum, sleep, remainder, ministration, sculptural relief, moderation

  7. easing, moderation, reliefnoun

    a change for the better

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, assuagement, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, ministration, temperance, succour, moderateness, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, respite, stand-in, easing, mitigation, substitute

  8. reliefnoun

    aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

    "he has been on relief for many years"

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, succour, respite, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  9. easing, easement, alleviation, reliefnoun

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

    "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, moderation, backup, ease, succour, respite, easement, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  10. relief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural reliefnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, imprint, succour, respite, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

  11. reliefnoun

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

    "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, ministration, relievo, easement, moderation, backup, succour, respite, ease, backup man, reliever, alleviation, rest period, rest, succor, sculptural relief, embossment, rilievo, stand-in, easing, assuagement, substitute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    succor, help, assistance, aid, support

  2. reliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    redress, indemnification, remedy

  3. reliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    projection, prominence, RELIEVO

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reliefnoun

    Synonyms:
    alleviation, mitigation, comfort, ease, succor, palliation, assuagement, help, redress, remedy, relay, reinforcement, prominence, projection

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How to use relief in a sentence?

  1. John Challenger:

    While many companies will challenge the plan in courts, many others will likely let out a sigh of relief, one of the most difficult problems for companies to tackle during this pandemic, among many, was the ever-changing and sometimes conflicting directives from local, state, and federal agencies.

  2. Lauren Nordberg:

    When I walk into places with him sometimes it feels like I am walking on pins and needles, to have someone say, I get it and it's OK ... it's a relief and it was really powerful.

  3. Holly Phillips:

    They make your nose run and your eyes water, and that may provide some temporary relief from congestion.

  4. Representative Ed Royce:

    With sweeping sanctions relief, we have lessened our ability to challenge Iran's conduct across the board. As Iran grows stronger, we will be weaker to respond.

  5. Adila Yarmuhammad:

    Everyone is relieved that something like a report came out...( but) the sense of relief doesn't come with complete relief, i feel even more upset, because we knew. Deep down we always knew that these things were happening, these things were very real to us. A lot of our community members had firsthand experiences. A lot of our family members have firsthand experiences.


Translations for relief

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  • راحة, الإغاثةArabic
  • consol, relleuCatalan, Valencian
  • zástup, reliéf, (humanitární) pomoc, úlevaCzech
  • lettelseDanish
  • Hilfe, Erleichterung, Relief, Entlastung, AblösungGerman
  • ανάγλυφο, ανακούφισηGreek
  • reliefoEsperanto
  • desahogo, relieve, relevo, ayuda humanitaria, alivio, asistencia, auxilioSpanish
  • helpotus, reliefi, hyvitys, verohelpotus, syvyysvaikutelma, korvaus, pinnanmuodostus, korkeusero, korkokuva, vapauttaja, kohokuvaFinnish
  • soulagement, relief, allégement, relèveFrench
  • faoiseamh, rilífIrish
  • faochadhScottish Gaelic
  • הקלה, תבליטHebrew
  • राहतHindi
  • relief, domborműHungarian
  • soccorso, sollievo, rilievo, aiuto, assistenza, sopraelevazione, sostituto, bassorilievo, sgravio, cambioItalian
  • הֲקָלָהHebrew
  • 救済, 浮彫的効果, 救援, 安心, 立体画法, 賠償, 減税, 法的救済, 安心感, 起伏, 交代者, 高低, 浮き彫りJapanese
  • ចម្លាក់លៀន, ចម្លាក់ផុសKhmer
  • 제고Korean
  • چارKurdish
  • solacium, auxiliumLatin
  • reljefsLatvian
  • āhua matawhenuaMāori
  • opluchting, reliëfDutch
  • relieffNorwegian
  • ulga, reliefPolish
  • auxílio, relevo, assistência humanitária, alívioPortuguese
  • ajutor umanitar, relief, asistență umanitară, altorelief, ușurare, alinare, basoreliefRomanian
  • облегчение, рельефRussian
  • рељеф, reljefSerbo-Croatian
  • lättnad, lindringSwedish
  • farajaSwahili
  • நிவாரணTamil
  • ఉపశమనంTelugu
  • ความโล่งอกThai
  • kabartmaTurkish
  • 浮雕Chinese

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overhead
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overt
    • D. surface

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