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repose

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of repose

  1. 1 a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself <typically the wealthy socialite spends most of the morning in repose, is served lunch, and then embarks on an exhaustive afternoon of shopping> Synonyms bed, catnapping, dozing, napping, sleep, 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

  2. 2 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance <enjoyed the repose of a serene summer evening> Synonyms calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, calm, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Related Words lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxednessNear Antonyms clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  3. 3 freedom from activity or labor <the doctor ordered a period of repose for the patient recovering from pneumonia> Synonyms decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, {h,1}restRelated 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

  4. 4 evenness of emotions or temper <her repose in the face of the screaming demonstrators was impressive> Synonyms aplomb, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, countenance, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, equanimity, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessRelated Words assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms agitation, discomposure, perturbation


repose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of repose

  1. 1 to remain out of sight <a little-explored region beneath which vast mineral reserves are said to repose> Synonyms hole up, lie, lurk, repose, skulkRelated Words slink, sneak; avoid, elude, evadeNear Antonyms come out, materialize, show up, turn upAntonyms appear

  2. 2 to refrain from labor or exertion <reposed in the Caribbean sun, enjoying her break from the world of work> Synonyms bask, kick back, loll, lounge, relax, reposeRelated Words bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg outNear Antonyms drudge, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, work; exercise, work out


repose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of repose

  1. to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another <the Constitution reposes the power to declare war to Congress, and to that body alone> Synonyms commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestRelated Words confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmitNear Antonyms detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms hold, keep, retain


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