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relieving

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  • verbmake less painful; let up on
  • verbhelp; give assistance
  • verbremove blame, responsibility
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Synonyms for relieving

verb make less painful; let up on
  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • calm
  • comfort
  • cure
  • diminish
  • ease
  • free
  • mitigate
  • relax
  • soothe
  • subdue
  • abate
  • appease
  • break
  • brighten
  • console
  • decrease
  • divert
  • dull
  • interrupt
  • lighten
  • moderate
  • mollify
  • palliate
  • qualify
  • quiet
  • salve
  • slacken
  • soften
  • solace
  • temper
  • vary
  • take load off one's chest
  • take load off one's mind

Antonyms for relieving

  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • annoy
  • distress
  • excite
  • grow
  • hurt
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • rouse
  • upset
  • vex
  • worry
  • worsen
  • allow
  • darken
  • depress
  • enlarge
  • stay
  • trouble
  • accuse
  • blame
  • burden
  • condemn
  • discourage
  • harm
  • injure
  • pain
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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adjective. cheering

emollient

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encouragement

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mending

noun. restoring

soothing

adjective. comforting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.