Meaning of “relief” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /rɪˈliːf/
EMOTION [ U, no plural ]

B2 the good feeling that you have when something unpleasant stops or does not happen:

It'll be such a relief when these exams are over.
"James can't come tonight." "Well, that's a relief!"

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HELP [ U ]

money, food, or clothes that are given to people because they need help:


an end to or pause in a feeling of pain:

I'd been trying to sleep to find relief from the pain.

(Definition of “relief” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)