[ adjective ] (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear


eased alleviated

Used in print

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

I know that I myself felt that it was a mortal shame for a man to be torn open by a British musket_ball , as Isaac had been , yet I also felt relieved and lucky that it had been him and not myself .

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Winston was relieved ; those presents had been on his mind .

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