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ease

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ease

  1. 1 reduction of or freedom from pain <the sunburn medication brought me instant ease> Synonyms alleviation, comfort, release, relief Related Words appeasement, assuagement, decrease, diminishment, mitigation, moderation, mollification; calming, salving, soothing Near Antonyms discomfort, unrest; agony, anguish, misery, suffering, torment, torture; ache, pain, pang, prick, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twinge

  2. 2 carefree freedom from constraint <a gymnast who can handle even the most demanding moves on the parallel bars with total ease> Synonyms abandonment, abandon, lightheartedness, naturalness, spontaneity, spontaneousness, unconstraint, uninhibitedness, unrestraintRelated Words ardor, enthusiasm, exuberance, fervor, spirit, warmth, zeal, zealotry, zealousness; carelessness, heedlessness, impulsiveness, impulsivity, indiscretion, insouciance, recklessness, thoughtlessness; unself-consciousness; casualness, offhandedness; excess, excessiveness, immoderacy, incontinence, indulgence, intemperance, licentiousness, permissiveness, wantonness, wildness; blank check, carte blanche, free handNear Antonyms embarrassment, reserve, reticence, self-consciousness, uneasiness; inhibition, repression, self-restraint, suppression; carefulness, discreetness, discretion, heedfulness; discipline, self-command, self-control, self-denial, self-discipline, self-mastery, willpowerAntonyms constraint, restraint

  3. 3 freedom from activity or labor <the dream of every lottery player is a life of fabulous luxury and everlasting ease> Synonyms decompression, {h,1}rest, leisure, relaxation, reposeRelated Words catnapping, dozing, lazing, napping, resting, sleep, slumber, slumbering, snoozing; quiet, silence, stillness; calm, peace, peacefulness, placidity, respite, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilness; dolce far niente, idlenessNear Antonyms pressure, strain, stress, tenseness, tensionAntonyms exertion, labor, toil, work




ease

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ease

  1. 1 to free from obstruction or difficulty <measures intended to ease the flow of traffic during rush hour> Synonyms facilitate, grease, loosen (up), smooth, unclog Related Words accelerate, expedite, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed; advance, forward, further, promote; abet, aid, assist, help, improve; disentangle, straighten (out), untangle; simplify, streamline Phrases pave the way (for) Near Antonyms hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticate Antonyms complicate

  2. 2 to make less taut <the rock climber eased the rope a little so that his fellow climber had room to maneuver> Synonyms slacken, loosen, relax, slackRelated Words detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untieNear Antonyms attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrainAntonyms strain, stretch, tense, tension, tighten

  3. 3 to make more bearable or less severe <grandmother's firm belief that there are few ailments that chicken soup won't ease> Synonyms allay, alleviate, assuage, help, mitigate, mollify, palliate, relieve, sootheRelated Words abate, lighten, moderate, soften, temper; cure, heal, remedy; amend, correct, emend, fix, mend, rectify, reform, repair; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineNear Antonyms harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpenAntonyms aggravate, exacerbate

  4. 4 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent <the chairman of the Federal Reserve has promised to ease interest rates> Synonyms abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, decrease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; abbreviate, abridge, clip, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, dock, nick, pare, prune, retrench, shorten, slash, trim, truncate, whittle; deflate, shrink; minimize; moderate, modify, modulate, qualifyNear Antonyms blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, raise

  5. 5 to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <new investments in the region have eased since the rise in interest rates> Synonyms abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, decrease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneRelated Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax




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