Textual thesaurus for "relief"

(noun) easement, easing, alleviation

the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain

(noun) succor, succour, ministration

assistance in time of difficulty

the contributions provided some relief for the victims

(noun) relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief

sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

(noun) easing, moderation

a change for the better

(noun) alleviation, assuagement

the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief

(noun) stand-in, substitute, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

(noun) ease

the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

he enjoyed his relief from responsibility; getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

(noun) respite, rest, rest period

a pause for relaxation

people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests