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Synonyms for repose
rɪˈpoʊzre·pose

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repose

    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.

    Synonyms:
    calm, calmness, cessation, ease, intermission, pause, peace, peacefulness, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, recreation, rest, sleep, slumber, stay, stillness, stop, tranquillity

    Antonyms:
    agitation, commotion, disquiet, disturbance, excitement, motion, movement, restlessness, rush, stir, strain, toil, tumult, unrest, work

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rest, ease, repose, relaxationnoun

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxisnoun

    the absence of mental stress or anxiety

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilityverb

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

    Synonyms:
    placidity, peace, relaxation, peacefulness, tranquility, tranquillity, ease, rest, lull, silence, peace of mind, quietness, quietude, ataraxis, serenity, heartsease, quiet, placidness

  4. reposeverb

    put or confide something in a person or thing

    "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"

    Synonyms:
    lay, rest, recumb, reside, put down, recline

  5. rest, reside, reposeverb

    be inherent or innate in;

    Synonyms:
    take a breather, perch, occupy, stay, domicile, lodge in, put down, shack, pillow, breathe, rest, lie, remain, reside, catch one's breath, lay, recumb, domiciliate, recline, roost

  6. reposeverb

    lie when dead

    "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"

    Synonyms:
    lay, rest, recumb, reside, put down, recline

  7. recumb, repose, reclineverb

    lean in a comfortable resting position

    "He was reposing on the couch"

    Synonyms:
    reside, lean back, recumb, recline, lay, rest, put down

  8. lay, put down, reposeverb

    put in a horizontal position

    "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

    Synonyms:
    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

  9. reposeverb

    to put something (eg trust) in something

    "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

    Synonyms:
    lay, rest, recumb, reside, put down, recline

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reposeverb

    Synonyms:
    compose, rest, put to rest, lay down to rest, give repose to

  2. reposeverb

    Synonyms:
    place (in confidence), put, stake

  3. reposeverb

    Synonyms:
    lie, recline

  4. reposeverb

    Synonyms:
    rest, sleep, slumber, take a nap

  5. reposeverb

    Synonyms:
    lean (in confidence), confide, put confidence

  6. reposenoun

    Synonyms:
    rest, sleep, slumber

  7. reposenoun

    Synonyms:
    relaxation, respite, breathing-time

  8. reposenoun

    Synonyms:
    ease, quiet, quietness, quietude, tranquillity, peace

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reposenoun

    Synonyms:
    rest, inactivity, motionlessness, composure, tranquillity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "repose":

    rest, resting

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How to use repose in a sentence?

  1. Cyril Connolly:

    Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.

  2. Indira Gandhi:

    You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

  3. Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse:

    If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.

  4. Indira Gandhi:

    We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

  5. J. W. Alexander:

    There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.


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