Synonyms and Antonyms (Section R)

By | November 15, 2016

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.

S.No
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