Synonyms of cushion in English:

cushion


See definition of cushion

noun

1‘she leaned back against the cushions’

SYNONYMS

pillow, bolster, headrest

scatter cushion, floor cushion, beanbag, booster cushion, squab

hassock, kneeler, mat

historical pillion

rare zabuton

2‘a cushion against fluctuations in demand’

SYNONYMS

protection, buffer, shield, defence, bulwark


verb

1‘he stared out of the window, his chin cushioned on one hand’

SYNONYMS

support, cradle, prop, prop up, rest

pillow

2‘George told me the news, trying hard to cushion the blow’

SYNONYMS

soften, lessen, diminish, decrease, mitigate, temper, allay, alleviate, reduce the effect of, take the edge off, dull, blunt, deaden, absorb, muffle, stifle

ANTONYMS

intensify, exacerbate

3‘residents are cushioned from the outside world’

SYNONYMS

protect, shield, shelter, cocoon

ANTONYMS

expose