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Synonyms and Antonyms of rest

  1. 1 freedom from activity or labor <the coming weekend will provide some much needed rest> Synonyms decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose Related 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, idleness Near Antonyms pressure, strain, stress, tenseness, tension Antonyms exertion, labor, toil, work

  2. 2 a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself <after a long day, I lay down on the couch for a little rest before dinner> Synonyms bed, catnapping, dozing, napping, repose, rest, resting, shut-eye, slumber, slumbering, snoozing, z's (or zs)Related Words catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, nap, siesta, snooze, wink; oversleeping; dreaming, rapid eye movementNear Antonyms insomnia, sleeplessnessAntonyms consciousness, wake, wakefulness



Synonyms and Antonyms of rest

  1. a remaining group or portion <can you hand me the rest of those papers?> Synonyms balance, leavings, leftovers, odds and ends, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, restRelated Words fragment, scrap, vestige; butt, oddment, scraping(s), stub, stump; excess, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplusNear Antonyms body, bulk, main, mass, most, weight



Synonyms and Antonyms of rest

  1. 1 to refrain from labor or exertion <a beach resort that caters to gung ho exercisers and athletes as well as vacationers who just want to rest> Synonyms bask, kick back, loll, lounge, relax, repose Related Words bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg out Near Antonyms drudge, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, work; exercise, work out

  2. 2 to be in a state of sleep <the patient is currently resting, but as soon as he awakes, I'll tell him you called> Synonyms catnap, doze, nap, sleep, slumber, snoozeRelated Words drop off, drowse (off), nod off; oversleep, sleep in; dream, hibernateNear Antonyms arise, arouse, awake, rise, wake

  3. 3 to find a basis <you're resting your argument on a faulty premise> Synonyms ground, hang, predicate, baseRelated Words establish, found; assume, postulate, premise, presume, presuppose, suppose

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