Synonyms of ease in English:

ease


See definition of ease

noun

1‘the 15-year old beat all the adult players with ease’

SYNONYMS

effortlessness, no difficulty, no trouble, no bother, facility, facileness, simplicity

deftness, adroitness, dexterity, proficiency, mastery

ANTONYMS

difficulty

2‘friends recall his ease of manner with children’

SYNONYMS

naturalness, casualness, informality, unceremoniousness, lack of reserve, lack of constraint, relaxedness, amiability, affability

unconcern, composure, aplomb, nonchalance, insouciance

ANTONYMS

formality, stiffness

3‘only in his sleep could he find any ease’

SYNONYMS

peace, peacefulness, calmness, tranquillity, composure, serenity, repose, restfulness, quiet, contentment, security, comfort

ANTONYMS

trouble, disturbance

4‘a life of ease’

SYNONYMS

affluence, wealth, prosperity, prosperousness, luxury, opulence, plenty, sufficiency

comfort, cosiness, contentment, content, enjoyment, well-being, freedom from hardship, freedom from troubles

rare easefulness

ANTONYMS

hardship, poverty


verb

1‘he hoped the alcohol would ease his pain’

SYNONYMS

relieve, alleviate, mitigate, assuage, allay, soothe, soften, palliate, ameliorate, mollify, moderate, tone down, blunt, dull, deaden, numb, take the edge off

lessen, reduce, lighten, diminish

ANTONYMS

aggravate

2‘it was dawn before the rain eased off’

SYNONYMS

abate, subside, die down, die away, die out, drop off, let up, slacken off, diminish, quieten, lessen, grow less, tail off, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, relent, weaken, become weaker, come to an end

archaic remit

ANTONYMS

worsen

3‘concentrating on work helped to ease her mind’

SYNONYMS

calm, quieten, pacify, soothe, comfort, bring comfort to, give solace to, solace, console

hearten, gladden, uplift, encourage

4‘we want to ease our employees' adjustment to the new policy’

SYNONYMS

facilitate, make easy, make easier, expedite, speed up, assist, help, aid, advance, further, forward, smooth the way for, clear the way for, simplify

ANTONYMS

hinder

5‘he eased out the champagne cork with his thumbs’

SYNONYMS

guide, manoeuvre, inch, edge, steer, slide, slip, squeeze


Phrases

    at ease/at one's ease

      ‘when he woke he felt wonderfully at ease’

      SYNONYMS

      relaxed, calm, serene, tranquil, unworried, contented, content, happy

      comfortable, secure, safe

      informal

      chilled

      ANTONYMS

      tense, uncomfortable