Definitions For Relief


  • The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
  • The act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
  • Aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped
  • Assistance in time of difficulty
  • Sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
  • A change for the better
  • The feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
  • Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • (law) redress awarded by a court
  • The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
  • A pause for relaxation
  • A pleasant and relaxed feeling that someone has when something unpleasant stops or does not happen
  • The removal or reducing of something that is painful or unpleasant
  • Things (such as food, money, or medicine) that are given to help people who are victims of a war, earthquake, flood, etc.

Is Relief a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Relief is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Relief in a Sentence

  • I felt such a sense of relief after I finished my thesis.
  • He expressed relief that the crisis was finally over.
  • Much to everyone's relief, the airplane took off without any problems.

Synonyms for Relief

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