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  • nounrestfulness; calm
  • verbrelax; recline

synonyms for repose

  • inactivity
  • stillness
  • ease
  • inaction
  • leisure
  • peace
  • quiet
  • quietness
  • quietude
  • refreshment
  • relaxation
  • relaxing
  • renewal
  • respite
  • rest
  • restoration
  • sleep
  • slumber
  • tranquillity
  • requiescence
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antonyms for repose

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  • action
  • awakening
  • consciousness
  • wakefulness
  • work
  • agitation
  • disturbance
  • upset
  • worry
  • do
  • energize
  • move
  • stand
  • straighten
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How to use repose in a sentence

What he charts for us is the landscape of a tortured soul, where every avenue of repose or diversion — the chairs, the swing — is eventually removed, and he is left entirely alone.
AKRAM KHAN DELIVERS A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF WAR IN ‘XENOS’ AT THE KENNEDY CENTERSARAH KAUFMANNOVEMBER 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Together, they define a huge chunk of the state, tying together a ragtag bunch of quaint towns, a sneaky-good cold-weather wine region, and a vibe that oscillates between pastoral repose and artistic flair.
AN EATER’S GUIDE TO THE FINGER LAKESTAYLOR TOBINOCTOBER 22, 2021EATER
For example, the wooden casket lying in repose at the Supreme Court and in state at the Capitol remained firmly shut.
IN DEATH, AS IN LIFE, RUTH BADER GINSBURG BALANCED BEING AMERICAN AND JEWISHLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 25, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Now, however, microbiology in particular is discovering that there is no reposing, solid core within us, but rather a lurking void around which life’s dance unfurls.
WHAT THE MEADOW TEACHES US - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENANDREAS WEBERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
Tausig possessed this repose in a technical way, and his touch was marvellous; but he never drew the tears to your eyes.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
This is often of great advantage, as the strength of repose is expressed to a great degree in restraint of movement.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
What reliance could repose upon a house, divided against itself—not safe from the extravagance and pillage of its own members?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He was scared from the world by its vices; and sometimes longed to repose his wearied spirit in the grave.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
It teaches you to take your time, or as the Germans call it, it gives you "Ruhe (repose)," the grand sine qua non!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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WORDS RELATED TO REPOSE

  • calmness
  • dispassion
  • doldrums
  • hush
  • impassivity
  • imperturbation
  • lull
  • patience
  • peace
  • peace of mind
  • peacefulness
  • placidity
  • quiet
  • repose
  • rest
  • restraint
  • serenity
  • silence
  • stillness
  • stoicism
  • tranquility
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