repose

Repose is a formal or literary term used to mean the act of resting, or the state of being at rest. Repose is also a state of mind: freedom from worry.

As a verb, repose means to rest or relax, or to rest on something for support: "There she was, reposing on the front porch." The verb is from Middle English, from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre, "to cause to rest," from the Latin prefix re-, "again," plus pausāre, "to rest."

Definitions of repose
  1. noun
    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    “took his repose by the swimming pool”
    synonyms: ease, relaxation, rest
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    bed rest, bedrest
    confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
    laziness
    relaxed and easy activity
    lie-in
    a long stay in bed in the morning
    dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping
    quiet and inactive restfulness
    leisure
    freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
    vegetation
    inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
    vacationing
    the act of taking a vacation
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    inactivity
    being inactive; being less active
  2. noun
    the absence of mental stress or anxiety
  3. noun
    a disposition free from stress or emotion
    synonyms: placidity, quiet, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity
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    ataraxia
    peace of mind
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    calm, calmness, composure, equanimity
    steadiness of mind under stress
  4. verb
    lean in a comfortable resting position
    “He was reposing on the couch”
    synonyms: recline, recumb
    recline
    cause to recline
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    rest
    be at rest
    catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber
    be asleep
    drowse
    be on the verge of sleeping
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    lie
    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
  5. verb
    lie when dead
    “Mao reposes in his mausoleum”
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    lie
    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
  6. verb
    put in a horizontal position
    synonyms: lay, put down
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    rail
    lay with rails
    lay
    lay eggs
    blow
    lay eggs
    bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest
    place in a grave or tomb
    rebury
    bury again
    spawn
    lay spawn
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  7. verb
    put or confide something in a person or thing
    “These philosophers reposed the law in the people”
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    assign, put
    attribute or give
  8. verb
    put something (e.g. trust) in something
    “The nation reposed its confidence in the King”
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  9. verb
    be inherent or innate in
    synonyms: reside, rest
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    attach to, inhere in
    be part of
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