Synonym of lightening

Alternative for lightening

lightens, lightened, lightening

Antonym: darken, dim, shade,

Verb

Present participle for make or become more cheerful or less serious
brightening cheering cheering up gladdening heartening lifting perking up boosting buoying elating enlivening reviving enhancing improving inspiring restoring revitalising revitalizing stimulating sweetening uplifting buoying up gingering up inspiriting leavening bucking up encouraging looking up refreshing relaxing jazzing up lightening up loosening up taking a load off brightening up animating invigorating arousing envigorating making brighter raising spirits rallying exciting pepping up exhilarating picking up raising the spirits giving a lift giving a lift to making lighter coming to life elevating raising making happier edifying getting better getting going taking off building up refining bettering civilizing cultivating ameliorating moving civilising enriching stirring advancing firing rejuvenating vitalizing waking up gaining strength making happy taking heart clearing up taking a turn for the better becoming cheerful snapping out of it rousing energizing quickening strengthening energising renewing revivifying galvanizing bouncing back awakening resuscitating regenerating rekindling recharging livening up galvanising reanimating resurrecting renovating repairing reawakening reconditioning enkindling recovering fortifying relieving making whole breathing new life into touching up consoling rewaking rewakening motivating emboldening reinvigorating recreating bracing delighting reactivating kick-starting steeling comforting inciting bringing around intoxicating firing up pumping up giving a boost to vivifying freshening refreshening giving someone a kick reassuring giving a buzz spurring sparking instigating filliping assuring enheartening electrifying stirring up enrapturing thrilling titillating transporting charging warming chirking up bearing up pleasing rejoicing lighting a fire under psyching up giving shot in arm propping up giving a shot in the arm to solacing juicing livening helping becoming livelier turning on becoming more cheerful updating giving someone a charge bracing up regaining replenishing bringing to modernising recuperating prodding restarting modernizing prompting bringing back to life giving new life to growing buoyant lifting up making more cheerful lighting up re-establishing relaunching reintroducing reinstituting becoming hopeful soaring rising becoming optimistic feeling happier empowering incentifying driving giving the kiss of life to giving a new lease of life to saving bringing back overcoming reinforcing bringing round breathing life into springing up rediscovering enthusing pushing applauding impassioning triggering piquing swaying enforcing disinhibiting goading bolstering gratifying gaining spicing up getting into the mood shaking convalescing mending overjoying building spurring on activating kindling egging whipping up jumpstarting incentivizing enchanting jump-starting spiking getting going again putting some spark into giving new strength to putting new life into giving a new lease on life fueling wowing fuelling boosting up igniting revving up provoking reenforcing cheering on wakening up making lively gripping flushing nudging juicing up zipping up zapping amping up spicing vivificating giving life to entertaining diverting tickling grabbing contenting gladding pleasuring satisfying praising pricking soothing suiting working up making more exciting making more lively giving joy to keying up bielding geeing up spiriting up raising your spirits giving confidence to boosting morale raising the morale of giving hope to stimulating spiritually lifting the spirits of stiffening the resolve of gassing feasting letting sunshine in putting pep into racing one's motor blowing away firing with enthusiasm giving pleasure to going over big upraising making someone feel good bringing joy to agreeing with tickling pink giving someone pleasure improving in spirits taking on a new lease of life improving in outlook improving in mood putting on cloud nine putting on top of the world letting the sun shine in sending commoving exalting pepping turning someone on snapping up making very happy putting zip into giving someone great pleasure giving someone a thrill

Verb

Present participle for flash with lightning

Verb

Present participle for to decrease in amount or degree
reducing lessening lowering decreasing diminishing minimising minimizing tapering depleting easing curtailing cutting limiting moderating mitigating scaling down cutting back cutting down quelling abating alleviating curbing dialing down downscaling tempering axing dropping paring rolling back slashing toning down winding down attenuating bringing down clipping couching declining decrementing de-escalating denting relaxing restraining tapering off waning casting down degrading depressing devaluating downgrading dropping off drying up dwindling easing off ebbing eroding extenuating making cutbacks in marking down minifying petering out sinking slackening slowing down tailing off taking down trimming trimming back trimming down amortising amortizing diluting impairing making less making smaller qualifying stepping down taking the edge off tightening weakening running down softening allaying assuaging soothing mollifying relieving dulling palliating blunting deadening calming quieting subduing checking cushioning stilling pacifying modifying contracting shrinking cooling tranquilizing lulling dampening depreciating helping appeasing taking the sting out damping quietening letting up stifling settling placating smothering suppressing composing taking the bite out sweetening downsizing subsiding lenifying comforting smoothing pouring oil on remitting damping down calming down soft-pedalling soft-pedaling muting fading ratcheting down slumping phasing down muffling letting up on wearing down wearing away quenching dying down ameliorating anaesthetizing paring down anesthetizing relenting salving making nice wasting decaying drooping degenerating slaking shortening pruning draining loosening narrowing dissipating evaporating deteriorating shrivelling withering shriveling crumbling falling off numbing slacking off narrowing down losing edge dispelling running low crippling abridging falling adjusting receding killing commuting thinning improving mellowing squaring plummetting plummeting satisfying growing less palling gentling cooling out playing up to growing smaller buffering curing becalming lullabying blurring dulcifying putting an end to falling away becoming smaller aiding assisting draining away whittling down untroubling cooling off balming unburdening dying away patching things up smoothing down taking the sting out of dying out rebating tailing away discounting taming truncating paralysing knocking down silencing masking controlling benumbing petering addressing paralyzing restricting banishing dismissing rationing repressing destroying eliminating getting rid of driving off driving away putting to rest chasing away phasing out docking shaving taking it easy fixing up sating sapping putting damper on making less intense rounding down taking sting out putting the lid on putting a damper on plunging reducing punishment easing up modulating filling surfeiting obtunding gruntling enfeebling hushing easing up on putting a stop to cutting back on breaking going easy admixing undermining deflating adulterating vitiating disabling enervating offsetting rarefying debilitating constricting becoming less making less strict making less formal revamping switching transmogrifying making reductions in overcoming conciliating containing slimming down retrenching on excusing extinguishing propitiating fine tuning making reasonable chilling out taking the bite out of monkeying around with lessening the impact of reducing the impact of softening the impact of winning over making peace with making up buttering up stroking settling down quietening down stabilizing reducing the force of allying healing watering down taking pressure off laying off releasing slacking stabilising rescuing defusing resolving demilitarizing saving recovering neutralizing demilitarising padding neutralising loosing brightening taking the heat smoothing out clearing the air counteracting disburdening promoting disengaging meliorating simplifying attending to speeding doctoring forwarding cheering lifting opening the door facilitating untightening running interference for furthering nursing speeding up clearing the way making easier expediting freeing varying succouring consoling succoring solacing punctuating getting less stopping lissing interrupting desisting dropping away flagging dying off preventing breaking up wasting away going down nosediving coming down bringing respite to cropping slacking up closing amputating bringing an end to bringing aid to bringing aid taking load off taking a load off making something bearable

Verb

Present participle for to cause (dough or bread) to rise by adding leaven

Verb

Present participle for to begin to brighten with daylight

Noun

The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
palliation alleviation abatement mitigation comfort mollification reprieve appeasement assuagement cure balm ease easement solace release allayment softening amelioration succour succor comforting remission palliative rest satisfaction deliverance refreshment respite assistance consolation support sustenance cheer extrication restfulness break breather contentment diversion fix hand happiness help letup lift maintenance load off one's mind quick fix relief easing lessening soothing allaying dulling reduction moderation diminution quelling remedy weakening slackening deadening extenuation relieving pacification decrease placation cushioning modification quenching calming attenuation blunting improvement tempering slaking alleviating mitigating assuaging salving slowing diminishing relaxation allowance cutback decline ebb modulation subsidence contraction waning aid care curtailment easing off damping repose tailing off stilling let-up well-being conciliation concession propitiation accommodation acceding reconciliation quieting vindication qualification justification peace-mongering peacemaking acquiescence dovishness lulling compromise peace offering tranquillization sweetening restoration settlement amends reparation adjustment accession tranquilization grant compassion pity encouragement sympathy commiseration reassurance fellow feeling restorative condolence healing moral support condolement optimism secours reassuring medication consoling peace solacing medicine cheering up anodyne curative salve tranquilizer soother tranquillizer medicament corrective concern kindness empathy fortification something soothing lenity understanding warmth kindliness grace gladdening benevolence inspiration tenderness

Noun

The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
moderation abatement diminishing diminution easing lessening reduction relaxation slackening weakening alleviation contraction decline decrease ebb modulation subsidence waning allaying appeasement assuagement attenuation cushioning damping deadening easing off mitigation modification palliation calming dulling pacification placation quelling relief softening soothing stilling tailing off tempering extenuation let-up mollification remission dilution qualification easement improvement loosening letup letting up vindication cure justification minimization minimizing release ease comfort quenching minimising palliative salving remedy slaking rarefication offsetting thinning depletion fading devitalization weakness impoverishment exhaustion enfeeblement debilitation taking the edge off watering down dwindling ebbing slowing cutback blunting curtailment shrinkage dying down petering out restriction lowering allowance erosion respite excuse lull de-escalation slowing down discount subtraction deduction detraction suspension abeyance explanation apology amelioration delay break pause interruption retardation taking away an excuse conciliation subsiding concession propitiation accommodation acceding sinking dying away loss dent wane fade fall diminishment falloff decrement cessation drop-off drop declining step down depression satisfaction reconciliation quieting relieving desisting dropping away dying out dropping off relenting cooling off saving cut peace-mongering peacemaking acquiescence solace dovishness lulling compromise tapering off peace offering tranquillization sweetening restoration settlement amends reparation adjustment accession tranquilization grant

Noun

Something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
relief intermission respite break diversion hiatus interlude lull recess remission amusement brightening entertainment jollification jollity recreation relaxation repose rest interruption refreshment breather interval letup let-up time out pause cessation breathing room breath breathing space lessening slackening lapse abatement space breathing time short respite breathing spell recovery time halt stop discontinuation stoppage standstill deliverance release deadlock layoff discharge ten five forgiveness pardon exculpation ease truce acquittal immunity interregnum protraction leisure downtime time coffee break suspension cutoff gap lacuna time-out discontinuance interim discontinuity delay spell disruption interstice check caesura entr'acte hold-up abeyance pausation break-off stay closure hiccup parenthesis hiccough wait arrest adjournment surcease moratorium freeze comma end finish close moderation easing reduction termination conclusion ending diminution shutdown holiday vacation leave expiration meanwhile meantime arrestment alleviation hitch closedown shutoff gridlock stand lapse of time happy hour cut-off quiescence intervening time screeching halt screaming halt grinding halt time off breach breakdown vacay tranquillity tranquility blow winter intermezzo take ten between-time pause in the action hesitation hols short break stopover schoolie term season period temporary cessation of business day off temporary closure cessation of business beat stretch span half-time break off hush silence stillness rest period awkward moment playtime while occlusion winding-up dead stop full stop completion wind-up dead end closing blockage culmination desistance finale end of the line brick wall wrap-up roadblock decrease weakening mitigation modification loosening qualification dilution disturbance obstacle intervening period dwindling waning ebb ebbing obstruction disconnection intrusion severance hindrance impediment letting up amelioration freedom rupture dormancy disuniting blackout separation abeyancy division dissolution doldrums rift split latency dying down retardation cutback spare time free time time to burn one's own sweet time goof-off time time on your hands time to kill cease stalemate impasse logjam standoff stopping offset Mexican standoff

Antonym of lightening

lightening Idiom, Proverb

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