alleviatory


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Synonyms for alleviatory

moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear

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Yet it is important to remember that calling an event or narrative "tragic" is already to place it at a remove, and though this may sometimes serve as an emotionally alleviatory gesture, doing so, like taking for granted that all reading is essentially allegorical, is an abdication of responsibility to the immediate facts of Cordelia's corpse, the McDonald's manager's shattered pelvis, the names and lives of thousands of people burned and crushed in the collapse of the World Trade Center.
Conscious of these problems, the Moroccan Government has announced some alleviatory measures.