Thesaurus

relief

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of relief

  1. 1 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble my coworkers' kind words gave me some relief from the grief that I was feeling upon the death of my partner Synonyms cheer, consolation, comfort, solaceRelated Words encouragement, inspiration, uplift; assurance, reassurance; alleviation, assuagement, mitigation; contentment, gladness, happiness; commiseration, empathy, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, succorNear Antonyms cold comfort; anguish, distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture

  2. 2 a person or thing that takes the place of another I can't go home from my nursing shift until my relief shows up to take over Synonyms backup, cover, designated hitter, fill-in, locum tenens, pinch hitter, substitute, replacement, reserve, stand-in, subRelated Words alternate, understudy; apology, makeshift, stopgap; agent, assignee, attorney, commissary, delegate, deputy, envoy, factor, procurator, proxy, rep, representative, surrogate; assistant, reliever, second; successor, superseder

  3. 3 reduction of or freedom from pain the aspirin gave him some relief from the headache Synonyms alleviation, comfort, release, easeRelated Words appeasement, assuagement, decrease, diminishment, mitigation, moderation, mollification; calming, salving, soothingNear Antonyms discomfort, unrest; agony, anguish, misery, suffering, torment, torture; ache, pain, pang, prick, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twinge



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up relief? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!