Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words, making your writing and speaking much more specific and as a whole more interesting.
To beautify or embellish your artistic writing, you can use adjectives and further improve the quality of your language.
An adjective describes a noun or pronoun by telling one of these qualities: What kinds? Which one? How many?
For Example, grey sky, old shows, that girl, next day, five fingers, fewer hours, etc.
Here are some positive and negative adjectives starting with “R” to describe a person, place, events, or emotions. By using some descriptive words starting with “R”, you may describe your noun properly.
Positive Adjectives Starting with R to Describe a Person
Definition: delightful; entrancing
Synonyms: gorgeous, stunning, lovely, charming
Example: She looked ravishing.
Definition: having a distinctively lively, entertaining, and spirited quality
Synonyms: juicy, suggestive, lively
Example: Her racy stories can be rather shocking.
Definition: having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy
Synonyms: well-off, opulent, prosperous
Example: The mansion is owned by a rich man.
Definition: characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure, or enthusiasm
Synonyms: ecstatic, joyful, enthusiastic
Example: She was in a state of rapturous excitement such as she had not known for a long time.
Definition: arranged in or constituting a constant or definite pattern, especially with the same space between individual instances
Synonyms: systematic, well ordered, orderly
Example: She was having fun, but it wasn’t something she would enjoy doing on a regular basis.
Definition: causing or permitting abatement
Synonyms: tolerant, compassionate, lenient
Example: Participants had to be in a remissive state of their disease process and have no disorder other than MS that would affect their mobility.
Definition: known or talked about by many people; famous
Synonyms: famed, esteemed, well known
Example: She is renowned for her patience.
Definition: regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct
Synonyms: reputable, worthy, admirable
Example: It sounds like he’s a respectable person who likes to keep to himself.
Definition: having an obligation to do something, or having control over or care of someone, as part of one’s job, or role
Synonyms: in charge of, accountable, answerable
Example: I am making you responsible for cooking.
Definition: worthy of attention; striking
Synonyms: phenomenal, stunning, astonishing, exceptional
Example: He was a remarkable man.
Definition: of resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent, or dignified
Synonyms: impressive, dignified, magnificent
Example: She looked more regal.
Definition: colored like a pink or red rose, typically as an indication of heath, or happiness
Synonyms: rose pink, glowing, radiant.
Example: The little girl ran with rosy cheeks.
Definition: having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties
Synonyms: creative, quick-witted, talented, able
Example: He is a very resourceful and courageous person.
Definition: sending out the light; shining, or glowing brightly
Synonyms: illuminated, bright, glowing
Example: She looks radiant at her wedding.
Definition: consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted
Synonyms: well-grounded, dependable, authentic
Example: He is not very reliable.
Positive Adjectives Starting with R to Describe an Event
Definition: happening in a short time or at a great rate
Synonyms: quick, fast, speedy, express
Example: The growth of the two cities has been rapid since 1900.
Definition: having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved, or expected
Synonyms: practical, logical, matter-of-fact, doable
Example: The fight in the movie looks very realistic.
Definition: relating to or denoting activity done for enjoyment when one is not working
Synonyms: leisure activity, relaxation
Example: Recreational trips for family and friends are abundant.
Definition: involving or causing a complete or dramatic change
Synonyms: sweeping, absolute, rigorous
Example: The revolutionary waves swept over the whole of Europe.
Positive Adjectives Starting with R to Describe a Place
Definition: (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair
Synonyms: tumbledown, shaky, unsteady
Example: They stayed in a ramshackle cabin on the beach.
Definition: reacting quickly and positively
Synonyms: receptive, flexible, awake
Example: The Company is highly responsive to changes in demand.
Definition: able to be reached; or contacted
Synonyms: attainable, convenient
Example: The farm is only reachable by car.
Definition: relating to the most important parts of something or someone; complete, or extreme
Synonyms: thoroughgoing, revolutionary, entire
Example: We need to make some radical changes to our operating procedures at the lab.
Definition: full of or edged with reeds
Synonyms: shrill, piping, reed-like, thin
Example: They swam in the reedy river.
Definition: having plenty of room
Synonyms: capacious, sizeable, large
Example: The mansion itself is a large, roomy edifice, built by a master architect.
Definition: exciting; stirring
Synonyms: inspiring, stimulating, stirring
Example: You have a yard large enough to house a rousing game of kickball.
Definition: serving to refresh or reinvigorate someone
Synonyms: stimulating, restoring, freshening
Example: Refreshing sea breezes provide for a pleasant climate even in high season.
Definition: strong and healthy; vigorous
Synonyms: strong, powerful, sturdy
Example: The Company is taking a more robust approach to management.
Positive Adjectives Starting with R to Describe Emotions, Personality, and Feelings
Definition: willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas
Synonyms: amenable, open-minded, pliant
Example: She says people are very receptive to this idea.
Definition: unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive way
Synonyms: rakish, flashy, casual, dapper
Example: She recalled him as a raffish public-schoolboy type and a complete wastrel, but very engaging.
Definition: feeling or showing deep and solemn respect
Synonyms: respectful, reverential, dutiful
Example: The woman was reverent in her speech and was careful to show respect when speaking to her husband.
Definition: (especially of someone’s face) having a ruddy complexion
Synonyms: ruddy, flushed, blushing
Example: His twinkling eyes, his rubicund countenance, and his avuncular generosity made him for me the very personification of kindliness.
Definition: having or displaying a dashing, slightly disreputable quality, or appearance
Synonyms: sporty, stylish, fashionable
Example: John’s rakish personality leads him to believe it is okay to have many girlfriends at one time.
Definition: free from tension and anxiety
Synonyms: comfortable, untroubled
Example: He appeared relaxed and confident before the match.
Definition: oppressively constant; incessant
Synonyms: continuing, unforgiving, persistent, unbending
Example: She had a relentless determination to finish this project.
Definition: with impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing
Synonyms: purified, clarified, filtered, clear
Example: He has very refined manners.
Negative Adjectives Starting with R to Describe a Person
Definition: having or showing no pity, or compassion for others
Synonyms: merciless, cruel, and heartless
Example: He could be ruthless, but was not habitually cruel.
Definition: offensively impolite, or bad-mannered
Synonyms: ill-mannered, impolite, sharp, unpleasant
Example: She had been rude to her boss.
Definition: heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash, or impetuous
Synonyms: careless, thoughtless, inattentive
Example: You must not be so reckless.
Definition: expressing sorrow or regret, especially in a wry, or humorous way
Synonyms: sorrowful, repentant, woeful, sad
Example: She gave a rueful grin.
Definition: hoarse or harsh-sounding
Synonyms: dry, husky, thick
Example: He spoke in a raspy, indistinct voice.
Definition: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority, or discipline
Synonyms: uncooperative, willful, contrary, defiant
Example: Towards the Great Horde he was both respectful and recalcitrant.
Definition: showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention
Synonyms: disobedient, uncontrollable, bolshie
Example: He smoothed back a rebellious lock of hair.
Definition: unwilling and hesitant; disinclined
Synonyms: resistant, bashful, shy, reserved
Example: He was reluctant to commit to the additional expense.
Definition: extremely sharp
Synonyms: very sharp
Example: She got a razor-sharp mind.
Definition: difficult to control or handle, wildly boisterous
Synonyms: unrestrained, irrepressible, uproarious
Example: A rambunctious child always got into trouble.
Definition: suffering from exhaustion or stress; wearing old torn clothes
Synonyms: tattered, split, worn out
Example: He looked a little ragged, a little shadowy beneath the eyes.
Negative Adjectives Starting with R to Describe an Event
Definition: (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing, or spreading unchecked
Synonyms: unchecked, epidemic, out of control
Example: Cholera was rampant in the district.
Definition: causing intense disgust; disgusting
Synonyms: sicken, disgust, make someone sick
Example: There was a revolting smell that lingered in the air at the seminar.
Definition: making a constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
Synonyms: harsh, sharp, rasping, loud voices
Example: A raucous street party becomes dangerous sometimes.
Definition: (of conduct or an event) giving rise to regret
Synonyms: undesirable, unfortunate, woeful, blameworthy
Example: The loss of this number of jobs is regrettable.
Definition: marked by, or involving public disorder
Synonyms: rowdy, unruly, ungovernable
Example: At the wedding, the riotous party guests were unmanageable after having too much to drink.
Negative Adjectives Starting with R to Describe a Place
Definition: consisting of full of rock, or rocks
Synonyms: stony, bumpy, craggy, hard
Example: A rocky crag above the village.
Definition: suffering from decay
Synonyms: spoilt, decomposed, putrid, tainted
Example: The wood was quite rotten by this time.
Definition: (of a building or place) reduced to a state of decay, collapse, or disintegration
Synonyms: decrepit, broken-down, decaying
Example: The whole supermarket was ruined in a great fire.
Definition: uncontrollably exuberant; boisterous
Synonyms: unrestrained, clamorous, unruly, undisciplined
Example: The classroom was a disaster after an afternoon filled with rambunctious kindergarteners.
Negative Adjectives Starting with R to Describe Emotions, Personality, and Feelings
Definition: able to repel a particular thing; impervious to a particular substance
Synonyms: impermeable, resistant
Example: The candle has a repellent effect on insects.
Definition: expressing disapproval or disappointment
Synonyms: disappointed, fault-finding, disparaging
Example: She gave him a reproachful look.
Definition: feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly
Synonyms: aggrieved, indignant, irritated, hostile
Example: He was angry and resentful of their intrusion.
Definition: (of a person) unable to remain still, silent, or submissive, especially because of boredom, or dissatisfaction
Synonyms: restless, edgy, fidgety, uneasy
Example: The consultants are getting a bit restive about their negotiations.
Definition: filled with remorse; sorry
Synonyms: regretful, contrite, guilty
Example: The defendant was remorseful for what he had done.
Definition: bad-tempered and irritable, untidy, or in bad condition
Synonyms: annoyed, fed up, angry
Example: She was a bit ratty with me this morning.
Definition: engaged in opposition, or armed resistance to an established government, or ruler
Synonyms: defiant, disobedient, lawless
Example: I should not blame my rebellious moods on other people.
Adjective is a word belonging to one of the major form classes in any of numerous languages and typically serving as a modifier of a noun to indicate its quantity or to specify a thing as distinct from something else.
Here are some arranged adjectives starting with the letter “R,” which we use for formal letters and everyday conversation. You can use them where it is appropriate.