rest, ease, repose, relaxation(noun)
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
"took his repose by the swimming pool"
rest period, tranquility, eternal sleep, peace of mind, loosening, balance, relaxation behavior, relief, ease, rest, simplicity, eternal rest, quiet, simpleness, easiness, placidity, informality, relaxation method, comfort, peace, relaxation, tranquillity, residual, quietus, liberalisation, peacefulness, ataraxis, remainder, residue, residuum, sleep, heartsease, serenity, slackening, liberalization, respite
peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis(noun)
the absence of mental stress or anxiety
field pansy, placidity, peace, wild pansy, relaxation, love-in-idleness, peacefulness, tranquility, tranquillity, ease, rest, peaceableness, peace of mind, heartsease, ataraxis, two-eyed violet, peace treaty, serenity, pink of my John, public security, quiet, pacification
repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility(verb)
a disposition free from stress or emotion
put or confide something in a person or thing
"These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
rest, reside, repose(verb)
be inherent or innate in;
lie when dead
"Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
recumb, repose, recline(verb)
lean in a comfortable resting position
"He was reposing on the couch"
lay, put down, repose(verb)
put in a horizontal position
"lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
put, destroy, bring down, enter, get down, recline, disgrace, set, pose, put down, place, degrade, discharge, lay, drop, unload, rest, set down, record, land, take down, reside, position, demean, drop off, recumb, place down, write down
to put something (eg trust) in something
"The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Ease denotes freedom from cause of disturbance, whether external or internal. Quiet denotes freedom from agitation, or especially from annoying sounds. Rest is a cessation of activity especially of wearying or painful activity. Recreation is some pleasing activity of certain organs or faculties that affords rest to other parts of our nature that have become weary. Repose is a laying down, primarily of the body, and figuratively a similar freedom from toil or strain of mind. Repose is more complete than rest; a pause is a momentary cessation of activity; a black-smith finds a temporary rest while the iron is heating, but he does not yield to repose; in a pause of battle a soldier rests on his arms; after the battle the victor reposes on his laurels. Sleep is the perfection of repose, the most complete rest; slumber is a light and ordinarily pleasant form of sleep. In the figurative sense, rest of mind, soul, conscience, is not mere cessation of activity, but a pleasing, tranquil relief from all painful and wearying activity; repose is even more deep, tranquil, and complete.
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How to use repose in a sentence?
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
...Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.
We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.
Translations for repose
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- klid, odpočinek, spánekCzech
- tranquilidad, quietud, reposoSpanish
- استراحت کردنPersian
- lepo, rauha, lepotilaFinnish
- suaimhneasScottish Gaelic
- отдых, покоиться, отдыхать, спячка, покой, спокойствиеRussian
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