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Synonyms and antonyms of essential English words are starting with alphabet ‘R’. Learning synonyms and antonyms for the words in this section ‘R’ will be helpful for the aspirants preparing for competitive examinations on English language testing. This section ‘R’ covers terms such as random, rash, rational, reasonable, rebuke, rectify, refute, regard, relevant, reliable,  relieve, reluctant, rely, remarkable, remedy, renovate, renowned, repel, resemblance, resist, resolve, resourceful, respect, restrain, restrict, retain, reveal, revengeful, revive, rewarding, riddle, ridicule, rigid, rival, ruthless, etc.

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Word

Synonyms

Antonyms

1

Random

desultory, haphazard, indiscriminate, spot, unplanned, chance

definite, specific, systematic 

2

Rash

brash, foolhardy, impetuous, impulsive, reckless, temerarious

cautious, planned, thoughtful

3

Rational

analytical, judicious, prudent, sagacious, sapient, logical

ridiculous, unsound, illogical

4

Rebuke

consequent, levelheaded, sage, discreet, restrained, modest

immoderate, irrational, rash

5

Rectify

amend, redress, reform, reconcile, resolve

damage, ruin, worsen

6

Refute

belie, disprove, rebut, abnegate, contravene, counter

endorse, ratify, sanction

7

Regard

contemplation, concern, solicitude, caution, cognizance, observance

neglect, thoughtlessness, indifference

8

Relevant

applicable, pertinent, apropos, cognate, concerning, congruent

inappropriate, inapplicable, unsuitable

9

Reliable

dependable, responsible, trustworthy, impeccable, loyal, decisive 

deceptive, undependable, disloyal

10

Relieve

allay, alleviate, assuage, mitigate, lessen, palliate

harm, hurt, incite 

11

Reluctant

averse, indisposed, disinclined, loath, unwilling, diffident

anxious, eager, enthusiastic

12

Rely

bank, depend, confide, entrust, commit, reckon

distrust, doubt, disbelieve

13

Remarkable

arresting, 

delicious,

14

Remedy

combine, marked, salient, preeminent, outstanding, singular

ordinary, insignificant, common

15

Renovate

reinstate, rejuvenate, restitute, refurbish, restore, revamp

demolish, destroy, ruin

16

Renowned

celebrated, eminent, distinguished, illustrious, prominent, noted

unknown, inferior, unremarkable

17

Repel

fend, repulse, keep off, ward off, cast aside, drive away 

attract, draw, lure

18

Resemblance

affinity, alikeness, similarity, analogy, conformity, correspondence 

contrast, diversity, dissimilarity

19

Resist

withstand, buck, challenge, contest, dispute, traverse 

conform, comply, harmonize

20

Resolve

conclude, determine, analyze, decipher, unravel, reconcile

encode, scramble, tangle

21

Resourceful

ingenious, inventive, aggressive, talented, venturesome, enterprising

dull, unimaginative, inactive 

22

Respect

admiration, appreciation, esteem, repute, prestige, regard

disdain, dishonor, disrespect

23

Restrain

bridle, constrain, curb, hold back, inhibit, rein

free, liberate, release 

24

Restrict

circumscribe, confine, limit, constrict, cramp, demarcate

enlarge, extend, expand

25

Retain

hold, recollect, reminisce, revive, engage, hire

release, lose, spend

26

Reveal

betray, divulge, expose, unmask, manifest, envince

conceal, hide, suppress

27

Revengeful

spiteful, vengeful, vindictive, rancorous, implacable, resentful

compassionate, merciful, considerate

28

Revive

restore, rekindle, reinstate, revitalize, renew

destroy, kill, suppress

29

Rewarding

advantageous, lucrative, profitable, remunerative, bountiful, beneficial

ungratifying, inopportune, marginal

30

Riddle

conundrum, enigma, mystery, perplexity, puzzle, maze  

solution, understanding, knowledge 

31

Ridicule

deride, gibe, jeer, jest, mock, scoff

praise, regard, consider 

32

Rigid

inflexible, unyielding, immutable, adamant, incompliant, stubborn

bending, pliant, yielding

33

Rival

competitor, contender, contestant, opponent, combatant, emulous

associate, partner, aide

34

Ruthless

unscrupulous, merciless, unprincipled, fierce, callous, implacable

sympathetic, sparing, merciful

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