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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 of ease alleviation, comfort, release, relief Words Related to ease appeasement, assuagement, decrease, diminishment, mitigation, moderation, mollification; calming, salving, soothing Near Antonyms of ease 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 of ease abandonment, abandon, lightheartedness, naturalness, spontaneity, spontaneousness, unconstraint, uninhibitedness, unrestraintWords Related to ease 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 of ease 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 of ease 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 of ease decompression, rest, leisure, relaxation, reposeWords Related to ease 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 of ease pressure, strain, stress, tenseness, tensionAntonyms of ease 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 of ease facilitate, grease, loosen (up), smooth, unclog Words Related to ease 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 of ease hinder, impede; retard; aggravate, worsen; perplex, sophisticate Antonyms of ease 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 of ease slacken, loosen, relax, slackWords Related to ease detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untieNear Antonyms of ease attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrainAntonyms of ease 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 of ease allay, alleviate, assuage, help, mitigate, mollify, palliate, relieve, sootheWords Related to ease 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 of ease harm, hurt, impair, injure; heighten, intensify, sharpenAntonyms of ease 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 of ease abate, de-escalate, dent, deplete, diminish, downscale, downsize, drop, dwindle, decrease, knock down, lessen, lower, reduceWords Related to ease 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 of ease blow up, dilate, distend, inflate, swell; elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract; add (to), complement, supplement; enhance, heighten, intensify; redoubleAntonyms of ease 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 of ease 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, waneWords Related to ease 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 of ease appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of ease 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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