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relief British & World English

A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress

relief English Thesaurus

it was such a relief to share my secret worries with her

in relief British & World English

Acting as a substitute pitcher

on relief British & World English

Receiving state assistance because of need

bas-relief British & World English

Another term for low relief (see relief444).

debt relief British & World English

The partial or total remission of debts, especially those owed by developing countries to external creditors

half relief British & World English

A method of moulding, carving, or stamping in relief a design in which figures project to half their true proportions

haut-relief British & World English

Another term for high relief (see relief444).

out relief British & World English

Assistance given to very poor people not living in a workhouse

pain relief British & World English

The alleviation of pain, typically by means of medication

poor relief British & World English

Financial assistance given to the poor from state or local community funds

relief map British & World English

A map indicating hills and valleys by shading rather than by contour lines alone

relief road British & World English

A road taking traffic around, rather than through, a congested urban area

tax relief British & World English

Remission of a proportion of income tax normally due on earned income

comic relief British & World English

Humorous content in a dramatic or literary work intended to offset more serious episodes

relief country British & World English

Pasture available for use by livestock brought from areas affected by drought

relief pitcher British & World English

A pitcher who enters the game in place of the previous pitcher

relief printing British & World English

Printing from raised images, as in letterpress and flexography

breathe a sigh of relief British & World English

Exhale noisily as a sign of relief

in relief in relief British & World English

Acting as a substitute pitcher

on relief in relief British & World English

Receiving state assistance because of need

light relief in relief British & World English

Something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation

low relief in relief British & World English

A method of moulding, carving, or stamping in which the design stands out from the surface, to a greater (high relief) or lesser (low relief) extent

high relief in relief British & World English

A method of moulding, carving, or stamping in which the design stands out from the surface, to a greater (high relief) or lesser (low relief) extent

breathe a sigh of relief in breathe British & World English

Exhale noisily as a sign of relief

throw something into relief in relief English Thesaurus

this brief account throws into sharp relief the differences between the rival theories


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