Synonyms for relief

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ri-leef
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈlif

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Définition of relief

Origin :
  • late 14c., "alleviation of distress, hunger, sickness, etc; state of being relieved; that which mitigates or removes" (pain, grief, evil, etc.)," from Anglo-French relif, from Old French relief "assistance," literally "a raising, that which is lifted," from stressed stem of relever (see relieve). Meaning "aid to impoverished persons" is attested from c.1400; that of "deliverance of a besieged town" is from c.1400. Earlier in English as "that which is left over or left behind," also "feudal payment to an overlord made by an heir upon taking possession of an estate" (both c.1200).
  • noun remedy, aid; relaxation
Example sentences :
  • But to his relief he observed no change in the demeanor of his fellow-townsmen.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • For our relief I tied up the horses for some time before letting them go.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • He hailed it as a present relief, though he supposed he should have to repay it some time.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Nor could he find any relief of mind in talking with others about her.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • And Jud, shouting with delight and relief, threw his arms around the neck of the horse.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Time after time He comes to the individual's relief according to His own law.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • To Ashton's relief the door opened, and Mr. Compton entered.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Even his silence however was something of a relief to Hester.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • She did not weep: long ago she had exhausted the relief of tears.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Finally, with a sense of relief he put out the lights and went to his chamber.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana

Antonyms for relief

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