- The feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced.
- usage: "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"
- The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress. )
- usage: "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
- synonyms: ease
- Law) redress awarded by a court. (
- usage: "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury"
- Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult. )
- usage: "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
- Assistance in time of difficulty.
- usage: "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
- A pause for relaxation.
- usage: "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
- A change for the better.
- Aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped.
- usage: "he has been on relief for many years"
- The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance. )
- usage: "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
- Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background.
- The act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged.
- usage: "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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