- 1. ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness, quality
- usage: freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back"
- 2. ease, comfort, affluence, richness
- usage: a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; "a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"
- 3. relief, ease, comfort, comfortableness
- usage: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); "he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
- 4. ease, informality, naturalness
- usage: freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
- 5. rest, ease, repose, relaxation, inactivity
- usage: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
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- 1. ease, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
- 2. comfort, ease, relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage
- usage: lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
- 3. facilitate, ease, alleviate, help, assist, aid
- usage: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
- 4. still, allay, relieve, ease, comfort, soothe, console, solace
- usage: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
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