• adjective: feeling relaxed and happy because something difficult or unpleasant has been stopped, avoided, or made easier
  • adjective: experiencing or showing 'relief' especially from anxiety or pent-up emotions
  • synonyms: protrusive, mitigated


  • She signed a contract that 'relieved' him 'of' all responsibility regarding the business.

  • His latest book is a long, serious novel 'relieved' only by the occasional joke.

  • ('baseball') He 'relieved' the starting pitcher in the sixth inning.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Huh? I heard the goddamn thing crunch. Arert you glad Mr. Jingles is okay? After all those talks we had about... ...keeping the prisoners calm? - Arert you relieved? - What kind of game is this? It's no game. See for yourself. Go on. Don't let nothing happen (..)
    1999 The Green Mile