- a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress.
- a cause of or occasion for relief.
- the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress. something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation.
- reassurance, solace, comfort, calmness, consolation, alleviation, respite.
- It was a relief to know the holidays were approaching.