assuagement assuagement

Definition(s):

  • (n) the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • As possible assuagement for charges not made public, $100,000 was named.

Quotes

  1. And in 1947, marooned by a blizzard in a hotel in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Elizabeth David began to describe the food she so missed: "Even to write words like apricot, olives and butter, rice and lemons, oil and almonds produced assuagement."
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Elizabeth David Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Ottoline Morrell described Jessie as "a good and reposeful mattress for this hypersensitive, nerve-wracked man, who did not ask from his wife high intelligence, but only an assuagement of life's vibrations".
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: Ottoline Morrell Source: guardian.co.uk

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