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cushion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cushion

  1. something that serves as a protective barrier <used a blanket as a cushion between the two tables in the moving van> Synonyms buffer, bumper, cocoon, cushioning, fender, pad Related Words baffle, muffler; padding; safeguard, shield; barricade, cordon




cushion

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cushion

  1. to lessen the shock of <a substantial nest egg helped to cushion the sudden loss of her job> Synonyms buffer, gentle, soften Related Words baffle, dampen, deaden, dull, obtund; moderate, modulate, temper; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease; lighten, mitigate, relieve Near Antonyms heighten, intensify, sharpen




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