relief


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  • noun

Synonyms for relief

Synonyms for relief

the act or an instance of helping

freedom, especially from pain

assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed

a person or persons taking over the duties of another

Synonyms

Synonyms for relief

the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Related Words

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

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

assistance in time of difficulty

aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped

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

References in classic literature ?
Hunt had explored, but had met with no Indians from whom to obtain information and relief.
These she gathered and piled far in the stern of the boat, until at last, to her immense relief, she saw the bow rise gently from the mud of the bank and the stern drift slowly with the current until it again lodged a few feet farther down-stream.
Thank you," he said simply, with a sigh of immense relief.
Neither Steventon nor I were members of the party of relief," he said.
Even Genevieve felt that there was something irresistibly funny in the remark, and the relief of the audience was communicated to her; yet she felt sick and faint, and was overwrought with horror at what she had seen and was seeing.
Today he looked forward to some slight relief from the monotony of his existence in such excitement as he might derive from baiting the blacks.
A sudden flare of the fire threw the grotesque figure into high relief, and Tarzan recognized her as Momaya, the mother of Tibo.
The only relief poor Pinocchio had was to yawn; and he certainly did yawn, such a big yawn that his mouth stretched out to the tips of his ears.
Forgiveness stole into her heart, and she knew relief until the thought came that in the truest, highest love forgiveness should have no place.
And all the while, with broken intervals of groaning, he babbled on, living over the fight, seeking relief in telling her his trouble, voicing regret at loss of the money, and crying out the hurt to his pride.
Another man, who had also been watching Dorset Rouse from the gardens for several hours, also noted Lucille's advent with relief.
It is a real true relief to me that I am not obliged, in what I have now to say, to enter into the question--the hard and cruel question as I think it--of social inequalities.
It was a relief--so sadly, so hopelessly was my position towards her changed already--it was absolutely a relief to me, when the person who had disturbed us appeared at the entrance of the summer-house, and proved to be only Miss Fairlie's maid.
But don't you think out-of-door relief a very bad thing, any way, Mr.
On both sides, importance seemed attached to this question of relief.