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General words for rest and relaxation - thesaurus

Synonyms

relaxation

noun

an activity or situation that makes it possible for you to rest and enjoy yourself

comfort

noun

a physically relaxed state, without any pain or other unpleasant feelings

breathing space

noun

a period of rest from a difficult activity that allows you to get your energy back or try a different solution

break

noun

a short period of time when you stop what you are doing so that you can eat or rest

rest

noun

a period of time that you spend relaxing or sleeping after doing something tiring

respite

noun

formal a short period of rest from having to deal with a difficult or unpleasant situation

breather

noun

informal a short rest from work or activity. To take a breather means to have a rest.

time out

noun

a period of time when you stop what you usually do and you rest or do something else instead

retreat

noun

the period of time that you spend resting in a peaceful and private place

quietude

noun

literary a very quiet or peaceful state

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lie-down

noun

British a short rest when you lie on a bed

R and R

noun

mainly American rest and relaxation

relaxation

noun

the process of making your body less tight and your mind less worried

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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