Synonyms of relief in English:

relief


See definition of relief

noun

1‘it was such a relief to share my secret worries with her’

SYNONYMS

reassurance, consolation, comfort, solace, calmness, relaxation, repose, ease

2‘the relief of pain’

SYNONYMS

alleviation, alleviating, relieving, mitigation, mitigating, assuagement, assuaging, palliation, allaying, appeasement, soothing, easing, dulling, lessening, reduction, abatement

ANTONYMS

intensification

3‘she just needed relief from her burden of bags’

SYNONYMS

freedom, release, liberation, deliverance, exemption, discharge

4‘how she needed a little light relief!’

SYNONYMS

respite, remission, lightening, brightening

amusement, diversion, entertainment, jollity, jollification, recreation

interruption, break

informal let-up

ANTONYMS

seriousness, solemnity

5‘the coming of the rains brought no physical relief to the besieged’

SYNONYMS

help, aid, assistance, succour, care, sustenance

subsidy, benefit, charity, gifts, donations, financial assistance, debt remission

a helping hand, a leg up

6‘his relief arrived to take over’

SYNONYMS

replacement, substitute, deputy, reserve, standby, stopgap, cover, stand-in, supply, fill-in, locum, locum tenens, understudy, proxy, surrogate


Phrases

    throw something into relief

      ‘this brief account throws into sharp relief the differences between the rival theories’

      SYNONYMS

      highlight, spotlight, give prominence to, foreground

      set off, point up, throw up, show up

      emphasize, bring out, stress, accent, underline, underscore, accentuate

      heighten, intensify, increase, enhance

      ANTONYMS

      mask, play down