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