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