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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 of repose bed, catnapping, dozing, napping, sleep, rest, resting, shut-eye, slumber, slumbering, snoozing, z's (or zs)Words Related to repose catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, nap, siesta, snooze, wink; oversleeping; dreaming, rapid eye movementNear Antonyms of repose insomnia, sleeplessnessAntonyms of repose consciousness, wake, wakefulness

  2. 2 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance enjoyed the repose of a serene summer evening Synonyms of repose calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, calm, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)Words Related to repose lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxednessNear Antonyms of repose clamor, din, noise, racketAntonyms of repose 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 of repose decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, restWords Related to repose 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 repose pressure, strain, stress, tenseness, tensionAntonyms of repose exertion, labor, toil, work

  4. 4 evenness of emotions or temper her repose in the face of the screaming demonstrators was impressive Synonyms of repose aplomb, calmness, collectedness, composedness, composure, cool, coolness, countenance, equilibrium, imperturbability, placidity, equanimity, sangfroid, self-composedness, self-possession, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility), tranquilnessWords Related to repose assurance, confidence, poise, self-assurance, self-assuredness, self-confidence, self-trust; easygoingness, laid-backness; apathy, detachment, impassivity, indifference, insensibility, numbness, phlegm, unconcernNear Antonyms of repose alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, solicitude, uneasiness, worry; excitability, excitableness, nervousness; disturbanceAntonyms of repose 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 of 1repose hole up, lie, lurk, repose, skulkWords Related to 1repose slink, sneak; avoid, elude, evadeNear Antonyms of 1repose come out, materialize, show up, turn upAntonyms of 1repose appear

  2. 2 to refrain from labor or exertion reposed in the Caribbean sun, enjoying her break from the world of work Synonyms of 1repose bask, kick back, loll, lounge, relax, reposeWords Related to 1repose bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg outNear Antonyms of 1repose 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 of 2repose commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust (also intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vestWords Related to 2repose 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 of 2repose detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take overAntonyms of 2repose hold, keep, retain



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