Adjectives Beginning with R

Adjectives Starting "R"

Here is a list of 200 adjectives that start with the letter R. You can use this list to help you find the exact word you're looking for in terms of its meaning or its length.

Table of Contents

  • Positive Adjectives Beginning with "R"
  • Negative Adjectives Beginning with "R"
  • The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)
  • Why Do I Need This List?
  • Learn with Hangman!

Positive Adjectives Beginning with "R"

  • Resilient: Able to recover quickly from difficulties or challenges.
    Example: Mark showed a resilient spirit by bouncing back from setbacks and achieving success.
  • Reliable: Dependable and trustworthy.
    Example: Sarah is a reliable friend who always keeps her promises.
  • Respectful: Showing politeness and consideration towards others.
    Example: Emily is a respectful person who treats everyone with kindness.
  • Resourceful: Skilled at finding creative solutions or alternatives.
    Example: Alex is a resourceful problem-solver who can come up with innovative ideas.
  • Radiant: Emitting a bright and joyful aura.
    Example: The bride looked radiant on her wedding day.
  • Rational: Logical and reasonable in thinking.
    Example: Mark always approaches situations with a rational mindset.
  • Relaxed: Calm and free from stress or tension.
    Example: Sarah enjoys spending her weekends in a relaxed and peaceful environment.
  • Responsive: Quick to react or respond.
    Example: Emily is responsive to emails and always provides timely feedback.
  • Resolute: Firmly determined and unwavering in purpose.
    Example: Alex is resolute in his commitment to achieve his goals, no matter the obstacles.
  • Radiant: Emitting a bright and joyful aura.
    Example: The child's radiant smile brightened up the room.
  • Receptive: Open and responsive to new ideas or experiences.
    Example: Mark is receptive to feedback and uses it to improve his performance.

Negative Adjectives Beginning with "R"

  • Rude: Displaying a lack of manners or respect for others, often behaving in an impolite or offensive manner.
    Example: Ashley's rude comments and behavior offended those around him.
  • Reckless: Acting without consideration for the consequences, often disregarding safety or caution.
    Example: Janet's reckless actions endangered herself and those around her.
  • Resentful: Feeling bitterness or anger towards someone or something due to perceived mistreatment or unfairness.
    Example: Emily's resentful attitude created a tense and hostile environment.
  • Relentless: Persistent or unyielding, often in a harsh or relentless manner.
    Example: Jonathan's relentless criticism and demands wore down the morale of the team.
  • Repulsive: Extremely unpleasant or disgusting in appearance, behavior, or nature.
    Example: Ashley's repulsive habits and manners made it difficult for others to be around him.
  • Rigid: Inflexible or unwilling to change, often adhering strictly to rules or expectations.
    Example: Janet's rigid mindset prevented her from considering alternative approaches.
  • Reluctant: Unwilling or hesitant to do something, often displaying resistance or reluctance.
    Example: Alex was reluctant to participate in team activities, hindering collaboration.
  • Reclusive: Avoiding social interaction and preferring to be alone, often isolating oneself from others.
    Example: Janet's reclusive nature made it challenging for others to connect with her.

The Full List (Sortable, Audible, Editable, and Printable)

This list of 200 adjectives is sortable, audible, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4). You can even turn the list into American English or British English.
rabid, racial, racist, radiant, radical, radioactive, ragged, raging, rainbow-colored/rainbow-coloured, rainy, rakish, rambling, rambunctious, rampant, rancid, rancorous, random, rank, rapid, rapid-fire, rapturous, rare, rascally, rash, rasping, raspy, rational, ratty, raucous, ravenous, raving, ravishing, raw, razor-edged, reactive, ready, real, realistic, reasonable, reassured, reassuring, rebel, rebellious, recalcitrant, receding, recent, receptive, recessive, rechargeable, reciprocal, reckless, reclusive, recognizable, recognized, rectangular, rectifiable, recurrent, recyclable, red, red-blooded, reddish, redeemable, redolent, redundant, referential, refillable, reflective, refractive, refreshing, refundable, refurbished, refutable, regal, regional, regretful, regrettable, regular, reigning, relatable, relative, relaxed, relaxing, relentless, relevant, reliable, relieved, religious, reluctant, remaining, remarkable, remedial, reminiscent, remorseful, remorseless, remote, removable, renegotiable, renewable, rented, repairable, repaired, repeatable, repeated, repellent, repentant, repetitious, repetitive, replaceable, replicable, reported, reprehensible, representative, repressive, reproachful, reproductive, republican, repugnant, repulsive, reputable, reputed, rescued, resealable, resentful, reserved, resident, residential, residual, resilient, resolute, resolvable, resonant, resounding, resourceful, respectable, respectful, respective, responsible, responsive, rested, restful, restless, restored, restrained, restrictive, retired, retroactive, retrogressive, retrospective, reusable, revamped, revealing, revengeful, reverent, reverential, reverse, reversible, reviled, revised, revocable, revolting, revolutionary, rewarding, rhetorical, rhythmic, rich, richer, richest, ridiculing, ridiculous, right, righteous, rightful, right-handed, rigid, rigorous, ringing, riotous, ripe, rippling, risky, ritualistic, ritzy, riveting, roaring, roasted, robotic, robust, rocketing, roguish, romantic, roomy, rosy, rotating, rotten, rotting, rotund, rough, round, rousing, routine, rowdy, royal, ruddy, rude, rudimentary, rueful, rugged, ruined, ruinous, rumbling, ruminative, rumpled, ruptured, rural, rusted, rustic, rustling, rusty, ruthless, rutted

Why Do I Need This List?

A list of adjectives that start with the same letter is useful for creating alliteration. (Alliteration is a stylistic technique in which nearby words repeat the same initial consonant sound.)
  • John's a keeper. He's righteous, resourceful, and ... rich!

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is always an adjective from this list. Choose your first letter to start. (I'd go for "R" if I were you.)
  • Guess the hidden adjective by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden adjective, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden adjective, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.