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relief

noun: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; "as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief"

noun: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"

noun: (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

noun: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

noun: assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

noun: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

noun: a change for the better

noun: aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; "he has been on relief for many years"

noun: the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

noun: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

noun: the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged; "he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta"


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relief

Length: 6 letters

Scrabble value: 9

Words with Friends value: 10

Literati value: 8

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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