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repose

Synonyms of repose in English:

noun

  • 1 in repose, her face still showed signs of the strain she had been under
    rest, relaxation, inactivity, restfulness, stillness, idleness;
    sleep, slumber
    [Antonyms] work, activity
  • 2 true repose can never be found in that house
    [Antonyms] stress, strain
  • 3 such a depth of repose in so young a man
    poise, self-possession, aplomb, self-assurance, dignity
    [Antonyms] agitation
  • verb

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  • 1 the diamond reposed on a bed of plum velvet
    lie, be placed, be set, be situated, be positioned, be supported, rest
  • 2 literary perhaps Jessica had not realized how much trust he had reposed in her
    put, place, lay, lodge, set, consign, invest, entrust
  • 3 the beds on which we were to repose
    rest, relax, sleep, slumber, take one's ease
    literary couch
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