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1125 Adjectives Starting with R

Rabbinic (a.) Alt. of Rabbinical


Rabbinical (a.) Of or pertaining to the rabbins or rabbis, or pertaining to the opinions, learning,
or language of the rabbins.
Rabble (a.) Of or pertaining to a rabble; like, or suited to, a rabble; disorderly; vulgar.
Rabdoidal (a.) See Sagittal.
Rabious (a.) Fierce.
Raca (a.) A term of reproach used by the Jews of our Savior's time, meaning "worthless."
Racemed (a.) Arranged in a raceme, or in racemes.
Racemic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid found in many kinds of grapes. It is also
obtained from tartaric acid, with which it is isomeric, and from sugar, gum, etc., by oxidation.
It is a sour white crystal
Racemiferous (a.) Bearing racemes, as the currant.
Racemiform (a.) Having the form of a raceme.
Racemose (a.) Resembling a raceme; growing in the form of a raceme; as, (Bot.) racemose
berries or flowers; (Anat.) the racemose glands, in which the ducts are branched and clustered
like a raceme.
Racemous (a.) See Racemose.
Racemulose (a.) Growing in very small racemes.
Rachidian (a.) Of or pertaining to the rachis; spinal; vertebral. Same as Rhachidian.
Rachiodont (a.) Same as Rhachiodont.
Rachitic (a.) Of or pertaining to rachitis; affected by rachitis; rickety.
Racial (a.) Of or pertaining to a race or family of men; as, the racial complexion.
Rack (a.) An instrument or frame used for stretching, extending, retaining, or displaying,
something.
Rack (a.) An engine of torture, consisting of a large frame, upon which the body was gradually
stretched until, sometimes, the joints were dislocated; -- formerly used judicially for extorting
confessions from criminals or suspected persons.
Rack (a.) An instrument for bending a bow.
Rack (a.) A grate on which bacon is laid.
Rack (a.) A frame or device of various construction for holding, and preventing the waste of,
hay, grain, etc., supplied to beasts.
Rack (a.) A frame on which articles are deposited for keeping or arranged for display; as, a
clothes rack; a bottle rack, etc.
Rack (a.) A piece or frame of wood, having several sheaves, through which the running rigging
passes; -- called also rack block. Also, a frame to hold shot.
Rack (a.) A frame or table on which ores are separated or washed.
Rack (a.) A frame fitted to a wagon for carrying hay, straw, or grain on the stalk, or other bulky
loads.
Rack (a.) A distaff.
Rack (a.) A bar with teeth on its face, or edge, to work with those of a wheel, pinion, or worm,
which is to drive it or be driven by it.
Rack (a.) That which is extorted; exaction.
Racket-tailed (a.) Having long and spatulate, or racket-shaped, tail feathers.
Rackety (a.) Making a tumultuous noise.
Racle (a.) See Rakel.
Radial (a.) Of or pertaining to a radius or ray; consisting of, or like, radii or rays; radiated; as,
(Bot.) radial projections; (Zool.) radial vessels or canals; (Anat.) the radial artery.
Radiant (a.) Emitting or proceeding as from a center; resembling rays; radiating; radiate.
Radiant (a.) Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat; issuing in beams or rays;
beaming with brightness; emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun.
Radiant (a.) Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.
Radiant (a.) Giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun radiant; a crown radiant.
Radiant (a.) Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal flowers of certain
umbelliferous plants; -- said also of the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
Radiate (a.) Having rays or parts diverging from a center; radiated; as, a radiate crystal.
Radiate (a.) Having in a capitulum large ray florets which are unlike the disk florets, as in the
aster, daisy, etc.
Radiate (a.) Belonging to the Radiata.
Radiated (a.) Emitted, or sent forth, in rays or direct
Radiated (a.) Formed of, or arranged like, rays or radii; having parts or markings diverging, like
radii, from a common center or axis; as, a radiated structure; a radiated group of crystals.
Radiated (a.) Belonging to the Radiata.
Radiate-veined (a.) Having the principal veins radiating, or diverging, from the apex of the
petiole; -- said of such leaves as those of the grapevine, most maples, and the castor-oil plant.
Radiatiform (a.) Having the marginal florets enlarged and radiating but not ligulate, as in the
capitula or heads of the cornflower.
Radiative (a.) Capable of radiating; acting by radiation.
Radical (a.) Of or pertaining to the root; proceeding directly from the root.
Radical (a.) Hence: Of or pertaining to the root or origin; reaching to the center, to the
foundation, to the ultimate sources, to the principles, or the like; original; fundamental;
thorough-going; unsparing; extreme; as, radical evils; radical reform; a radical party.
Radical (a.) Belonging to, or proceeding from, the root of a plant; as, radical tubers or hairs.
Radical (a.) Proceeding from a rootlike stem, or one which does not rise above the ground; as,
the radical leaves of the dandelion and the sidesaddle flower.
Radical (a.) Relating, or belonging, to the root, or ultimate source of derivation; as, a radical
verbal form.
Radical (a.) Of or pertaining to a radix or root; as, a radical quantity; a radical sign. See below.
Radical (a.) A radical vessel. See under Radical, a.
Radicant (a.) Taking root on, or above, the ground; rooting from the stem, as the trumpet
creeper and the ivy.
Radicate (a.) Radicated.
Radicated (a.) Rooted
Radicated (a.) Having roots, or possessing a well-developed root.
Radicated (a.) Having rootlike organs for attachment.
Radiciflorous (a.) Rhizanthous.
Radiciform (a.) Having the nature or appearance of a radix or root.
Radicular (a.) Of or pertaining to roots, or the root of a plant.
Radiculose (a.) Producing numerous radicles, or rootlets.
Radiolarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Radiolaria.
Radious (a.) Consisting of rays, as light.
Radious (a.) Radiating; radiant.
Raduliform (a.) Rasplike; as, raduliform teeth.
Raffaelesque (a.) Raphaelesque.
Raffish (a.) Resembling, or having the character of, raff, or a raff; worthless; low.
Rafty (a.) Damp; musty.
Rageful (a.) Full of rage; expressing rage.
Raggie (a.) Alt. of Raggy
Raggy (a.) Ragged; rough.
Ragious (a.) Raging; furious; rageful.
Raguled (a.) Alt. of Ragguled
Ragguled (a.) Notched in regular diagonal breaks; -- said of a
Railing (a.) Expressing reproach; insulting.
Rainbowed (a.) Formed with or like a rainbow.
Rainless (a.) Destitute of rain; as, a rainless region.
Rain-tight (a.) So tight as to exclude rain; as, a rain-tight roof.
Rainy (a.) Abounding with rain; wet; showery; as, rainy weather; a rainy day or season.
Raisable (a.) Capable of being raised.
Raised (a.) Lifted up; showing above the surroundings; as, raised or embossed metal work.
Raised (a.) Leavened; made with leaven, or yeast; -- used of bread, cake, etc., as distinguished
from that made with cream of tartar, soda, etc. See Raise, v. t., 4.
Raisonne (a.) Arranged systematically, or according to classes or subjects; as, a catalogue
raisonne. See under Catalogue.
Rajah (a.) A native prince or king; also, a landholder or person of importance in the agricultural
districts.
Rakehell (a.) Alt. of Rakehelly
Rakehelly (a.) Dissolute; wild; lewd; rakish.
Rakel (a.) Hasty; reckless; rash.
Rakish (a.) Dissolute; lewd; debauched.
Rakish (a.) Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash.
Rallentando (a.) Slackening; -- a direction to perform a passage with a gradual decrease in
time and force; ritardando.
Ral
Ramage (a.) Wild; untamed.
Ramagious (a.) Wild; not tame.
Ramal (a.) Of or pertaining to a ramus, or branch; rameal.
Rambling (a.) Roving; wandering; discursive; as, a rambling fellow, talk, or building.
Rameal (a.) Same as Ramal.
Ramed (a.) Having the frames, stem, and sternpost adjusted; -- said of a ship on the stocks.
Ramentaceous (a.) Covered with ramenta.
Rameous (a.) Ramal.
Ramiflorous (a.) Flowering on the branches.
Ramiform (a.) Having the form of a branch.
Ramigerous (a.) Bearing branches; branched.
Ramiparous (a.) Producing branches; ramigerous.
Rammish (a.) Like a ram; hence, rank; lascivious.
Rammy (a.) Like a ram; rammish.
Ramose (a.) Branched, as the stem or root of a plant; having lateral divisions; consisting of, or
having, branches; full of branches; ramifying; branching; branchy.
Ramous (a.) Ramose.
Rampacious (a.) High-spirited; rampageous.
Rampageous (a.) Characterized by violence and passion; unruly; rampant.
Rampler (a.) Roving; rambling.
Ramshackle (a.) Loose; disjointed; falling to pieces; out of repair.
Ramulose (a.) Having many small branches, or ramuli.
Ramulous (a.) Ramulose.
Ranal (a.) Having a general affinity to ranunculaceous plants.
Rancescent (a.) Becoming rancid or sour.
Rancid (a.) Having a rank smell or taste, from chemical change or decomposition; musty; as,
rancid oil or butter.
Rancorous (a.) Full of rancor; evincing, or caused by, rancor; deeply malignant; implacably
spiteful or malicious; intensely virulent.
Random (a.) Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled
direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard;
as, a random guess.
Ranine (a.) Of or pertaining to the frogs and toads.
Ranine (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a swelling under the tongue; also, pertaining to the
region where the swelling occurs; -- applied especially to branches of the lingual artery and
lingual vein.
Rankle (a.) To become, or be, rank; to grow rank or strong; to be inflamed; to fester; -- used
literally and figuratively.
Rankle (a.) To produce a festering or inflamed effect; to cause a sore; -- used literally and
figuratively; as, a splinter rankles in the flesh; the words rankled in his bosom.
Ransomable (a.) Such as can be ransomed.
Ransomless (a.) Incapable of being ransomed; without ransom.
Rantipole (a.) Wild; roving; rakish.
Ranty (a.) Wild; noisy; boisterous.
Ranunculaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Ranunculaceae), of which
the buttercup is the type, and which includes also the virgin's bower, the monkshood,
larkspur, anemone, meadow rue, and peony.
Rapacious (a.) Given to plunder; disposed or accustomed to seize by violence; seizing by force.
Rapacious (a.) Accustomed to seize food; subsisting on prey, or animals seized by violence; as,
a tiger is a rapacious animal; a rapacious bird.
Rapacious (a.) Avaricious; grasping; extortionate; also, greedy; ravenous; voracious; as,
rapacious usurers; a rapacious appetite.
Rapeful (a.) Violent.
Rapeful (a.) Given to the commission of rape.
Raphaelesque (a.) Like Raphael's works; in Raphael's manner of painting.
Rapid (a.) Very swift or quick; moving with celerity; fast; as, a rapid stream; a rapid flight; a
rapid motion.
Rapid (a.) Advancing with haste or speed; speedy in progression; in quick sequence; as, rapid
growth; rapid improvement; rapid recurrence; rapid succession.
Rapid (a.) Quick in execution; as, a rapid penman.
Rapid (a.) The part of a river where the current moves with great swiftness, but without actual
waterfall or cascade; -- usually in the plural; as, the Lachine rapids in the St. Lawrence.
Rapiered (a.) Wearing a rapier.
Rapinous (a.) Given to rapine.
Rapt (a.) Snatched away; hurried away or along.
Rapt (a.) Transported with love, admiration, delight, etc.; enraptured.
Rapt (a.) Wholly absorbed or engrossed, as in work or meditation.
Rapt (a.) An ecstasy; a trance.
Rapt (a.) Rapidity.
Raptorial (a.) Rapacious; living upon prey; -- said especially of certain birds.
Raptorial (a.) Adapted for seizing prey; -- said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and
other animals.
Raptorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Raptores. See Illust. (f) of Aves.
Raptorious (a.) Raptorial.
Rapturous (a.) Ecstatic; transporting; ravishing; feeling, expressing, or manifesting rapture; as,
rapturous joy, pleasure, or delight; rapturous applause.
Rare (a.) Early.
Rarefiable (a.) Capable of being rarefied.
Rareripe (a.) Early ripe; ripe before others, or before the usual season.
Rasante (a.) Sweeping; grazing; -- applied to a style of fortification in which the command of
the works over each other, and over the country, is kept very low, in order that the shot may
more effectually sweep or graze the ground before them.
Rascal (a.) Of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low; mean; base.
Rascally (a.) Like a rascal; trickish or dishonest; base; worthless; -- often in humorous
disparagement, without implication of dishonesty.
Rashful (a.) Rash; hasty; precipitate.
Rasorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Rasores, or gallinaceous birds, as the peacock, domestic
fowl, partridge, quail, and the like.
Raspy (a.) Like a rasp, or the sound made by a rasp; grating.
Ratable (a.) Capable of being rated, or set at a certain value.
Ratable (a.) Liable to, or subjected by law to, taxation; as, ratable estate.
Ratable (a.) Made at a proportionate rate; as, ratable payments.
Rateable (a.) See Ratable.
Rath (a.) Alt. of Rathe
Rathe (a.) Coming before others, or before the usual time; early.
Rather (a.) Prior; earlier; former.
Rather (a.) Earlier; sooner; before.
Rather (a.) More readily or willingly; preferably.
Rather (a.) On the other hand; to the contrary of what was said or suggested; instead.
Rather (a.) Of two alternatives conceived of, this by preference to, or as more likely than, the
other; somewhat.
Rather (a.) More properly; more correctly speaking.
Rather (a.) In some degree; somewhat; as, the day is rather warm; the house is rather damp.
Rathripe (a.) Rareripe, or early ripe.
Ratiocinative (a.) Characterized by, or addicted to, ratiocination; consisting in the comparison
of propositions or facts, and the deduction of inferences from the comparison; argumentative;
as, a ratiocinative process.
Ratiocinatory (a.) Ratiocinative.
Rational (a.) Relating to the reason; not physical; mental.
Rational (a.) Having reason, or the faculty of reasoning; endowed with reason or
understanding; reasoning.
Rational (a.) Agreeable to reason; not absurd, preposterous, extravagant, foolish, fanciful, or
the like; wise; judicious; as, rational conduct; a rational man.
Rational (a.) Expressing the type, structure, relations, and reactions of a compound; graphic; --
said of formulae. See under Formula.
Rationale (a.) An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action,
hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves.
Rationalistic (a.) Alt. of Rationalistical
Rationalistical (a.) Belonging to, or in accordance with, the principles of rationalism.
Ratitate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ratitae.
Ratite (a.) Of or pertaining to the Ratitae.
Ratsbaned (a.) Poisoned by ratsbane.
Rat-tail (a.) Like a rat's tail in form; as, a rat-tail file, which is round, slender, and tapering. See
Illust. of File.
Rat-tailed (a.) Having a long, tapering tail like that of a rat.
Rattle-brained (a.) Giddy; rattle-headed.
Rattle-headed (a.) Noisy; giddy; unsteady.
Rattle-pated (a.) Rattle-headed.
Raucid (a.) Hoarse; raucous.
Raucous (a.) Hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone.
Raven (a.) Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness.
Ravening (a.) Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves.
Ravenous (a.) Devouring with rapacious eagerness; furiously voracious; hungry even to rage;
as, a ravenous wolf or vulture.
Ravenous (a.) Eager for prey or gratification; as, a ravenous appetite or desire.
Ravin (a.) Ravenous.
Raving (a.) Talking irrationally and wildly; as, a raving lunatic.
Ravishing (a.) Rapturous; transporting.
Ravissant (a.) In a half-raised position, as if about to spring on prey.
Rawbone (a.) Rawboned.
Rawboned (a.) Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt.
Rawish (a.) Somewhat raw.
Rayless (a.) Destitute of rays; hence, dark; not illuminated; blind; as, a rayless sky; rayless
eyes.
Rayonnant (a.) Darting forth rays, as the sun when it shines out.
Razed (a.) Slashed or striped in patterns.
Razorable (a.) Ready for the razor; fit to be shaved.
Razor-backed (a.) Having a sharp, lean, or thin back; as, a razor-backed hog, perch, etc.
Reachable (a.) Being within reach.
Reachless (a.) Being beyond reach; lofty.
Reactionary (a.) Being, causing, or favoring reaction; as, reactionary movements.
Reactive (a.) Having power to react; tending to reaction; of the nature of reaction.
Read (a.) Instructed or knowing by reading; versed in books; learned.
Readable (a.) Such as can be read; legible; fit or suitable to be read; worth reading;
interesting.
Reading (a.) Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
Reading (a.) Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.
Ready-made (a.) Made already, or beforehand, in anticipation of need; not made to order; as,
ready-made clothing; ready-made jokes.
Ready-witted (a.) Having ready wit.
Real (a.) Royal; regal; kingly.
Real (a.) Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life.
Real (a.) True; genuine; not artificial, counterfeit, or factitious; often opposed to ostensible;
as, the real reason; real Madeira wine; real ginger.
Real (a.) Relating to things, not to persons.
Real (a.) Having an assignable arithmetical or numerical value or meaning; not imaginary.
Real (a.) Pertaining to things fixed, permanent, or immovable, as to lands and tenements; as,
real property, in distinction from personal or movable property.
Realistic (a.) Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by
realism rather than by imagination.
Realizable (a.) Capable of being realized.
Realizing (a.) Serving to make real, or to impress on the mind as a reality; as, a realizing view
of the danger incurred.
Realmless (a.) Destitute of a realm.
Rear (a.) Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
Rearmost (a.) Farthest in the rear; last.
Reasonless (a.) Destitute of reason; as, a reasonless man or mind.
Reasonless (a.) Void of reason; not warranted or supported by reason; unreasonable.
Reasty (a.) Rusty and rancid; -- applied to salt meat.
Reaumur (a.) Of or pertaining to Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur; conformed to the scale
adopted by Reaumur in graduating the thermometer he invented.
Rebellious (a.) Engaged in rebellion; disposed to rebel; of the nature of rebels or of rebellion;
resisting government or lawful authority by force.
Reboant (a.) Rebellowing; resounding loudly.
Rebucous (a.) Rebuking.
Rebukable (a.) Worthy of rebuke or reprehension; reprehensible.
Rebukeful (a.) Containing rebuke; of the nature of rebuke.
Rebuttable (a.) Capable of being rebutted.
Recalcitrant (a.) Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition;
refractory.
Recallable (a.) Capable of being recalled.
Recapitulatory (a.) Of the nature of a recapitulation; containing recapitulation.
Reccheles (a.) Reckless.
Receivable (a.) Capable of being received.
Recent (a.) Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date,
antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel;
new; modern; as, recent news.
Recent (a.) Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.
Receptacular (a.) Pertaining to the receptacle, or growing on it; as, the receptacular chaff or
scales in the sunflower.
Receptary (a.) Generally or popularly admitted or received.
Receptible (a.) Such as may be received; receivable.
Receptive (a.) Having the quality of receiving; able or inc
Recessed (a.) Having a recess or recesses; as, a recessed arch or wall.
Recessed (a.) Withdrawn; secluded.
Recessional (a.) Of or pertaining to recession or withdrawal.
Recessive (a.) Going back; receding.
Recherche (a.) Sought out with care; choice. Hence: of rare quality, elegance, or
attractiveness; peculiar and refined in kind.
Rechless (a.) Reckless.
Recidivous (a.) Tending or liable to backslide or relapse to a former condition or habit.
Recipient (a.) Receiving; receptive.
Reciprocal (a.) Recurring in vicissitude; alternate.
Reciprocal (a.) Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received;
due from each to each; mutual; as, reciprocal love; reciprocal duties.
Reciprocal (a.) Mutually interchangeable.
Reciprocal (a.) Reflexive; -- applied to pronouns and verbs, but sometimes limited to such
pronouns as express mutual action.
Reciprocal (a.) Used to denote different kinds of mutual relation; often with reference to the
substitution of reciprocals for given quantities. See the Phrases below.
Reciprocornous (a.) Having horns turning backward and then forward, like those of a ram.
Reciprocous (a.) Reciprocal.
Reciprok (a.) Reciprocal.
Recitative (a.) Of or pertaining to recitation; intended for musical recitation or declamation; in
the style or manner of recitative.
Reckless (a.) Inattentive to duty; careless; neglectful; indifferent.
Reckless (a.) Rashly negligent; utterly careless or heedless.
Reckling (a.) Needing care; weak; feeble; as, a reckling child.
Reclaimable (a.) That may be reclaimed.
Reclaimless (a.) That can not be reclaimed.
Reclinant (a.) Bending or leaning backward.
Reclinate (a.) Rec
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Reclining (a.) Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular.
Reclining (a.) Recumbent.
Recluse (a.) Shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living
apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life.
Recluse (a.) A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or
monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached
to monasteries.
Recluse (a.) The place where a recluse dwells.
Reclusive (a.) Affording retirement from society.
Recognitory (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, recognition.
Recognizable (a.) Capable of being recognized.
Recollective (a.) Having the power of recollecting.
Recomfortless (a.) Without comfort.
Recommendable (a.) Suitable to be recommended; worthy of praise; commendable.
Recommendatory (a.) Serving to recommend; recommending; commendatory.
Recompensive (a.) Of the nature of recompense; serving to recompense.
Reconcilable (a.) Capable of being reconciled; as, reconcilable adversaries; an act reconciable
with previous acts.
Reconciliatory (a.) Serving or tending to reconcile.
Recondite (a.) Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse; as, recondite
causes of things.
Recondite (a.) Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching; as, recondite studies.
Reconstructive (a.) Reconstructing; tending to reconstruct; as, a reconstructive policy.
Reconvertible (a.) Capable of being reconverted; convertible again to the original form or
condition.
Recording (a.) Keeping a record or a register; as, a recording secretary; -- applied to numerous
instruments with an automatic appliance which makes a record of their action; as, a recording
gauge or telegraph.
Recourseful (a.) Having recurring flow and ebb; moving alternately.
Recoverable (a.) Capable of being recovered or regained; capable of being brought back to a
former condition, as from sickness, misfortune, etc.; obtainable from a debtor or possessor;
as, the debt is recoverable; goods lost or sunk in the ocean are not recoverable.
Recreant (a.) Crying for mercy, as a combatant in the trial by battle; yielding; cowardly; mean-
spirited; craven.
Recreant (a.) Apostate; false; unfaithful.
Re-creative (a.) Creating anew; as, re-creative power.
Recreative (a.) Tending to recreate or refresh; recreating; giving new vigor or animation;
reinvigorating; giving relief after labor or pain; amusing; diverting.
Recremental (a.) Recrementitious.
Recrementitial (a.) Of the nature of a recrement. See Recrement, 2 (b).
Recrementitious (a.) Of or pertaining to recrement; consisting of recrement or dross.
Recriminative (a.) Recriminatory.
Recriminatory (a.) Having the quality of recrimination; retorting accusation; recriminating.
Recrudescent (a.) Growing raw, sore, or painful again.
Recrudescent (a.) Breaking out again after temporary abatement or supression; as, a
recrudescent epidemic.
Rectal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rectum; in the region of the rectum.
Rectangle (a.) Rectangular.
Rectangled (a.) Rectangular.
Rectangular (a.) Right-angled; having one or more angles of ninety degrees.
Rectifiable (a.) Capable of being rectified; as, a rectifiable mistake.
Rectifiable (a.) Admitting, as a curve, of the construction of a straight l//e equal in length to
any definite portion of the curve.
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Recti
Rectinerved (a.) Having the veins or nerves straight; -- said of leaves.
Rectirostral (a.) Having a straight beak.
Rectiserial (a.) Arranged in exactly vertical ranks, as the leaves on stems of many kinds; --
opposed to curviserial.
Rectoral (a.) Pertaining to a rector or governor.
Rectorial (a.) Pertaining to a rector or a rectory; rectoral.
Recto-uterine (a.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the uterus.
Rectovaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the vagina.
Recto-vesical (a.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the bladder.
Recumbent (a.) Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their
meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle.
Recuperable (a.) Recoverable.
Recuperative (a.) Alt. of Recuperatory
Recuperatory (a.) Of or pertaining to recuperation; tending to recovery.
Recureless (a.) Incapable of cure.
Recurrent (a.) Returning from time to time; recurring; as, recurrent pains.
Recurrent (a.) Running back toward its origin; as, a recurrent nerve or artery.
Recursant (a.) Displayed with the back toward the spectator; -- said especially of an eagle.
Recurvate (a.) Recurved.
Recurved (a.) Curved in an opposite or uncommon direction; bent back; as, a bird with a
recurved bill; flowers with recurved petals.
Recurvirostral (a.) Having the beak bent upwards.
Recurvous (a.) Recurved.
Recusant (a.) Obstinate in refusal; specifically, in English history, refusing to acknowledge the
supremacy of the king in the churc, or to conform to the established rites of the church; as, a
recusant lord.
Recusative (a.) Refusing; denying; negative.
Red (a.) The menses.
Redargutory (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, redargution; refutatory.
Redden (a.) To make red or somewhat red; to give a red color to.
Reddish (a.) Somewhat red; moderately red.
Redditive (a.) Answering to an interrogative or inquiry; conveying a reply; as, redditive words.
Redeemable (a.) Capable of being redeemed; subject to repurchase; held under conditions
permitting redemption; as, a pledge securing the payment of money is redeemable.
Redeemable (a.) Subject to an obligation of redemtion; conditioned upon a promise of
redemtion; payable; due; as, bonds, promissory notes, etc. , redeemabble in gold, or in
current money, or four months after date.
Redeless (a.) Without rede or counsel.
Redemptible (a.) Redeemable.
Redemptive (a.) Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming; as, the redemptive work of Christ.
Redemptory (a.) Paid for ransom; serving to redeem.
Redented (a.) Formed like the teeth of a saw; indented.
Redhibitory (a.) Of or pertaining to redhibition; as, a redhibitory action or fault.
Red-hot (a.) Red with heat; heated to redness; as, red-hot iron; red-hot balls. Hence,
figuratively, excited; violent; as, a red-hot radical.
Redient (a.) Returning.
Redintegrate (a.) Restored to wholeness or a perfect state; renewed.
Redirect (a.) Applied to the examination of a witness, by the party calling him, after the cross-
examination.
Red-letter (a.) Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters.
Redolent (a.) Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -
- usually followed by of.
Redoubtable (a.) Formidable; dread; terrible to foes; as, a redoubtable hero; hence, valiant; --
often in contempt or burlesque.
Redoubted (a.) Formidable; dread.
Redressible (a.) Such as may be redressed.
Redressive (a.) Tending to redress.
Redressless (a.) Not having redress; such as can not be redressed; irremediable.
Red-short (a.) Hot-short; brittle when red-hot; -- said of certain kinds of iron.
Red-tailed (a.) Having a red tail.
Red-tape (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, official formality. See Red tape, under Red, a.
Reducent (a.) Tending to reduce.
Reducible (a.) Capable of being reduced.
Reductive (a.) Tending to reduce; having the power or effect of reducing.
Redundant (a.) Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a
redundant quantity of bile or food.
Redundant (a.) Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic.
Reduplicate (a.) Double; doubled; reduplicative; repeated.
Reduplicate (a.) Valvate with the margins curved outwardly; -- said of the /stivation of certain
flowers.
Reduplicative (a.) Double; formed by reduplication; reduplicate.
Reechy (a.) Smoky; reeky; hence, begrimed with dirt.
Reed (a.) Red.
Reeded (a.) Civered with reeds; reedy.
Reeded (a.) Formed with channels and ridges like reeds.
Reeden (a.) Consisting of a reed or reeds.
Reedless (a.) Destitute of reeds; as, reedless banks.
Reedy (a.) Abounding with reeds; covered with reeds.
Reedy (a.) Having the quality of reed in tone, that is, ///// and thin^ as some voices.
Reefy (a.) Full of reefs or rocks.
Reeky (a.) Soiled with smoke or steam; smoky; foul.
Reeky (a.) Emitting reek.
Reeligible (a.) Eligible again; capable of reelection; as, reeligible to the same office.
Reentrant (a.) Reentering; pointing or directed inwardds; as, a re/ntrant angle.
Reexaminable (a.) Admitting of being reexamined or reconsidered.
Reezed (a.) Grown rank; rancid; rusty.
Refective (a.) Refreshing; restoring.
Referable (a.) Capable of being referred, or considered in relation to something else;
assignable; ascribable.
Referential (a.) Containing a reference; pointing to something out of itself; as, notes for
referential use.
Referrible (a.) Referable.
Refined (a.) Freed from impurities or alloy; purifed; polished; cultured; delicate; as; refined
gold; refined language; refined sentiments.
Reflected (a.) Thrown back after striking a surface; as, reflected light, heat, sound, etc.
Reflected (a.) Hence: Not one's own; received from another; as, his glory was reflected glory.
Reflected (a.) Bent backward or outward; reflexed.
Reflectent (a.) Bending or flying back; reflected.
Reflectent (a.) Reflecting; as, a reflectent body.
Reflectible (a.) Capable of being reflected, or thrown back; reflexible.
Reflecting (a.) Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface.
Reflecting (a.) Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a
reflecting mind.
Reflective (a.) Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror.
Reflective (a.) Capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective reason.
Reflective (a.) Addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a reflective person.
Reflective (a.) Reflexive; reciprocal.
Reflex (a.) Directed back; attended by reflection; retroactive; introspective.
Reflex (a.) Produced in reaction, in resistance, or in return.
Reflex (a.) Of, pertaining to, or produced by, stimulus or excitation without the necessary
intervention of consciousness.
Reflexed (a.) Bent backward or outward.
Reflexible (a.) Capable of being reflected, or thrown back.
Reflexive (a.) Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past.
Reflexive (a.) Implying censure.
Reflexive (a.) Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its
antecedent; -- said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself.
Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.
Refluent (a.) Flowing back; returning; ebbing.
Reflueus (a.) Refluent.
Reflux (a.) Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.
Reformable (a.) Capable of being reformed.
Reformative (a.) Forming again; having the quality of renewing form; reformatory.
Reformatory (a.) Tending to produce reformation; reformative.
Reformed (a.) Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence; said, specifically, of the
whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation. Also, in a more restricted
sense, of those who separated from Luther on the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and
carried the Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point. The Protestant churches founded
by them in Switzerland, France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the Reformed
churches.
Reformed (a.) Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or drunkard.
Reformed (a.) Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or
troop; -- said of an officer.
Refractable (a.) Capable of being refracted.
Refracted (a.) Bent backward angularly, as if half-broken; as, a refracted stem or leaf.
Refracted (a.) Turned from a direct course by refraction; as, refracted rays of light.
Refracting (a.) Serving or tending to refract; as, a refracting medium.
Refractive (a.) Serving or having power to refract, or turn from a direct course; pertaining to
refraction; as, refractive surfaces; refractive powers.
Refractory (a.) Obstinate in disobedience; contumacious; stubborn; unmanageable; as, a
refractory child; a refractory beast.
Refractory (a.) Resisting ordinary treatment; difficult of fusion, reduction, or the like; -- said
especially of metals and the like, which do not readily yield to heat, or to the hammer; as, a
refractory ore.
Refragable (a.) Capable of being refuted; refutable.
Refrangible (a.) Capable of being refracted, or turned out of a direct course, in passing from
one medium to another, as rays of light.
Refresh (a.) To make fresh again; to restore strength, spirit, animation, or the like, to; to
relieve from fatigue or depression; to reinvigorate; to enliven anew; to reanimate; as, sleep
refreshes the body and the mind.
Refresh (a.) To make as if new; to repair; to restore.
Refreshful (a.) Full of power to refresh; refreshing.
Refreshing (a.) Reviving; reanimating.
Refrigerant (a.) Cooling; allaying heat or fever.
Refrigerative (a.) Cooling; allaying heat.
Refrigeratory (a.) Mitigating heat; cooling.
Refringent (a.) Pertaining to, or possessing, refringency; refractive; refracting; as, a refringent
prism of spar.
Refulgent (a.) Casting a bright light; radiant; brilliant; resplendent; shining; splendid; as,
refulgent beams.
Refusable (a.) Capable of being refused; admitting of refusal.
Refuse (a.) Refused; rejected; hence; left as unworthy of acceptance; of no value; worthless.
Refutable (a.) Admitting of being refuted or disproved; capable of being proved false or
erroneous.
Refutatory (a.) Tending tu refute; refuting.
Regal (a.) Of or pertaining to a king; kingly; royal; as, regal authority, pomp, or sway.
Regalian (a.) Pertaining to regalia; pertaining to the royal insignia or prerogatives.
Regardable (a.) Worthy of regard or notice; to be regarded; observable.
Regardful (a.) Heedful; attentive; observant.
Regardless (a.) Having no regard; heedless; careless; as, regardless of life, consequences,
dignity.
Regardless (a.) Not regarded; slighted.
Regency (a.) The office of ruler; rule; authority; government.
Regency (a.) Especially, the office, jurisdiction, or dominion of a regent or vicarious ruler, or of
a body of regents; deputed or vicarious government.
Regency (a.) A body of men intrusted with vicarious government; as, a regency constituted
during a king's minority, absence from the kingdom, or other disability.
Regenerate (a.) Reproduced.
Regenerate (a.) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart; changed from a natural to a
spiritual state.
Regenerative (a.) Of or pertaining to regeneration; tending to regenerate; as, regenerative
influences.
Regeneratory (a.) Having power to renew; tending to reproduce; regenerating.
Regent (a.) Ruling; governing; regnant.
Regent (a.) Exercising vicarious authority.
Regent (a.) One who rules or reigns; a governor; a ruler.
Regent (a.) Especially, one invested with vicarious authority; one who governs a kingdom in
the minority, absence, or disability of the sovereign.
Regent (a.) One of a governing board; a trustee or overseer; a superintendent; a curator; as,
the regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
Regent (a.) A resident master of arts of less than five years' standing, or a doctor of less than
twwo. They were formerly privileged to lecture in the schools.
Regible (a.) Governable; tractable.
Regicidal (a.) Pertaining to regicide, or to one committing it; having the nature of, or
resembling, regicide.
Regimental (a.) Belonging to, or concerning, a regiment; as, regimental officers, clothing.
Regiminal (a.) Of or relating to regimen; as, regiminal rules.
Regional (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular region; sectional.
Regious (a.) Regal; royal.
Registering (a.) Recording; -- applied to instruments; having an apparatus which registers; as, a
registering thermometer. See Recording.
Regius (a.) Of or pertaining to a king; royal.
Reglementary (a.) Regulative.
Regnal (a.) Of or pertaining to the reign of a monarch; as, regnal years.
Regnant (a.) Exercising regal authority; reigning; as, a queen regnant.
Regnant (a.) Having the chief power; ruling; predominant; prevalent.
Regnative (a.) Ruling; governing.
Regressive (a.) Passing back; returning.
Regressive (a.) Characterized by retrogression; retrogressive.
Regretful (a.) Full of regret; indulging in regrets; repining.
Reguardant (a.) Same as Regardant.
Regulable (a.) Capable of being regulated.
Regular (a.) Conformed to a rule; agreeable to an established rule, law, principle, or type, or to
established customary forms; normal; symmetrical; as, a regular verse in poetry; a regular
piece of music; a regular verb; regular practice of law or medicine; a regular building.
Regular (a.) Governed by rule or rules; steady or uniform in course, practice, or occurence; not
subject to unexplained or irrational variation; returning at stated intervals; steadily pursued;
orderlly; methodical; as, the regular succession of day and night; regular habits.
Regular (a.) Constituted, selected, or conducted in conformity with established usages, rules,
or discip
Regular (a.) Belonging to a monastic order or community; as, regular clergy, in distinction
dfrom the secular clergy.
Regular (a.) Thorough; complete; unmitigated; as, a regular humbug.
Regular (a.) Having all the parts of the same kind alike in size and shape; as, a regular flower; a
regular sea urchin.
Regular (a.) Same as Isometric.
Regular (a.) A member of any religious order or community who has taken the vows of
poverty, chastity, and obedience, and who has been solemnly recognized by the church.
Regular (a.) A soldier belonging to a permanent or standing army; -- chiefly used in the plural.
Regulative (a.) Tending to regulate; regulating.
Regulative (a.) Necessarily assumed by the mind as fundamental to all other knowledge;
furnishing fundamental principles; as, the regulative principles, or principles a priori; the
regulative faculty.
Regu
Rehibitory (a.) Of or relating to rehibition; as, a rehibitory action.
Reimbursable (a.) Capable of being repaid; repayable.
Reinfectious (a.) Capable of reinfecting.
Reinless (a.) Not having, or not governed by, reins; hence, not checked or restrained.
Reissuable (a.) Capable of being reissued.
Reiterant (a.) Reiterating.
Reiterate (a.) Reiterated; repeated.
Rejectable (a.) Capable of being, or that ought to be, rejected.
Rejectaneous (a.) Not chosen or received; rejected.
Rejectitious (a.) Implying or requiring rejection; rejectable.
Rejective (a.) Rejecting, or tending to reject.
Rejuvenescent (a.) Becoming, or causing to become, rejuvenated; rejuvenating.
Relapsing (a.) Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a former worse state.
Relational (a.) Having relation or kindred; related.
Relational (a.) Indicating or specifying some relation.
Relative (a.) Having relation or reference; referring; respecting; standing in connection;
pertaining; as, arguments not relative to the subject.
Relative (a.) Arising from relation; resulting from connection with, or reference to, something
else; not absolute.
Relative (a.) Indicating or expressing relation; refering to an antecedent; as, a relative
pronoun.
Relative (a.) Characterizing or pertaining to chords and keys, which, by reason of the identify
of some of their tones, admit of a natural transition from one to the other.
Relax (a.) Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.
Relaxable (a.) Capable of being relaxed.
Relaxative (a.) Having the quality of relaxing; laxative.
Releasable (a.) That may be released.
Relentless (a.) Unmoved by appeals for sympathy or forgiveness; insensible to the distresses
of others; destitute of tenderness; unrelenting; unyielding; unpitying; as, a prey to relentless
despotism.
Relevant (a.) Relieving; lending aid or support.
Relevant (a.) Bearing upon, or properly applying to, the case in hand; pertinent; applicable.
Relevant (a.) Sufficient to support the cause.
Reliable (a.) Suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependance or reliance; trustworthy.
Reliant (a.) Having, or characterized by, reliance; confident; trusting.
Relicted (a.) Left uncovered, as land by recession of water.
Reliefful (a.) Giving relief.
Reliefless (a.) Destitute of relief; also, remediless.
Relievable (a.) Capable of being relieved; fitted to recieve relief.
Relieving (a.) Serving or tending to relieve.
Religionary (a.) Relating to religion; pious; as, religionary professions.
Religionless (a.) Destitute of religion.
Religious (a.) Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth,
religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious
subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.
Religious (a.) Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life,
behavior, etc.
Religious (a.) Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.
Religious (a.) Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.
Relinquent (a.) Relinquishing.
Reliquian (a.) Of or pertaining to a relic or relics; of the nature of a relic.
Relishable (a.) Capable of being relished; agreeable to the taste; gratifying.
Relucent (a.) Reflecting light; shining; glittering; glistening; bright; luminous; splendid.
Reluctant (a.) Striving against; opposed in desire; unwilling; disinc
Reluctant (a.) Proceeding from an unwilling mind; granted with reluctance; as, reluctant
obedience.
Remainder (a.) Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
Remanence (a.) Alt. of Remanency
Remanency (a.) The state of being remanent; continuance; permanence.
Remanent (a.) That which remains; a remnant; a residue.
Remanent (a.) Remaining; residual.
Remarkable (a.) Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence,
uncommon; extraordinary.
Remeant (a.) Coming back; returning.
Remediable (a.) Capable of being remedied or cured.
Remedial (a.) Affording a remedy; intended for a remedy, or for the removal or abatement of
an evil; as, remedial treatment.
Remediate (a.) Remedial.
Remediless (a.) Not admitting of a remedy; incapable of being restored or corrected;
incurable; irreparable; as, a remediless mistake or loss.
Remediless (a.) Not answering as a remedy; ineffectual.
Rememberable (a.) Capable or worthy of being remembered.
Rememorative (a.) Tending or serving to remind.
Remiform (a.) Shaped like an oar.
Remindful (a.) Tending or adapted to remind; careful to remind.
Reminiscent (a.) Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance;
reminding one of something.
Reminiscential (a.) Of or pertaining to reminiscence, or remembrance.
Remiped (a.) Having feet or legs that are used as oars; -- said of certain crustaceans and
insects.
Remiss (a.) Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or prompt in fulfilling
engagements; negligent; careless; tardy; behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking
earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
Remissful (a.) Inc
Remissible (a.) Capable of being remitted or forgiven.
Remissive (a.) Remitting; forgiving; abating.
Remissory (a.) Serving or tending to remit, or to secure remission; remissive.
Remittent (a.) Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions.
Remnant (a.) Remaining; yet left.
Remnant (a.) That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.;
residue.
Remnant (a.) A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.
Remnant (a.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
Remollient (a.) Mollifying; softening.
Remonstrant (a.) Inc
Remonstrative (a.) Having the character of a remonstrance; expressing remonstrance.
Remontant (a.) Rising again; -- applied to a class of roses which bloom more than once in a
season; the hybrid perpetual roses, of which the Jacqueminot is a well-known example.
Remorsed (a.) Feeling remorse.
Remorseful (a.) Full of remorse.
Remorseful (a.) Compassionate; feeling tenderly.
Remorseful (a.) Exciting pity; pitiable.
Remorseless (a.) Being without remorse; having no pity; hence, destitute of sensibility; cruel;
insensible to distress; merciless.
Removable (a.) Admitting of being removed.
Removed (a.) Changed in place.
Removed (a.) Dismissed from office.
Removed (a.) Distant in location; remote.
Removed (a.) Distant by degrees in relationship; as, a cousin once removed.
Remuable (a.) That may be removed; removable.
Remugient (a.) Rebellowing.
Remunerable (a.) Admitting, or worthy, of remuneration.
Remunerative (a.) Affording remuneration; as, a remunerative payment for services; a
remunerative business.
Remuneratory (a.) Remunerative.
Renable (a.) Reasonable; also, loquacious.
Renaissant (a.) Of or pertaining to the Renaissance.
Renal (a.) Of or pertaining to the kidneys; in the region of the kidneys.
Renal-portal (a.) Both renal and portal. See Portal.
Renardine (a.) Of or pertaining to Renard, the fox, or the tales in which Renard is mentioned.
Renascent (a.) Springing or rising again into being; being born again, or reproduced.
Renascent (a.) See Renaissant.
Renascible (a.) Capable of being reproduced; ablle to spring again into being.
Renate (a.) Born again; regenerate; renewed.
Renderable (a.) Capable of being rendered.
Rendible (a.) Capable of being rent or torn.
Rendible (a.) Capable, or admitting, of being rendered.
Renewable (a.) Capable of being renewed; as, a lease renewable at pleasure.
Reniform (a.) Having the form or shape of a kidney; as, a reniform mineral; a reniform leaf.
Renitent (a.) Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impulse by elastic force.
Renitent (a.) Persistently opposed.
Renneted (a.) Provided or treated with rennet.
Renowmed (a.) Renowned.
Renowned (a.) Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities, or for
grandeur; eminent; as, a renowned king.
Renownful (a.) Having great renown; famous.
Renownless (a.) Without renown; inglorius.
Rentable (a.) Capable of being rented, or suitable for renting.
Renunciatory (a.) Pertaining to renunciation; containing or declaring a renunciation; as,
renunciatory vows.
Renverse (a.) Alt. of Renverse
Renverse (a.) Reversed; set with the head downward; turned contrary to the natural position.
Reobtainable (a.) That may be reobtained.
Reorient (a.) Rising again.
Rep (a.) Formed with a surface closely corded, or ribbed transversely; -- applied to textile
fabrics of silk or wool; as, rep silk.
Repairable (a.) Reparable.
Repand (a.) Having a slightly undulating margin; -- said of leaves.
Reparable (a.) Capable of being repaired, restored to a sound or good state, or made good;
restorable; as, a reparable injury.
Reparative (a.) Repairing, or tending to repair.
Repassant (a.) Counterpassant.
Repayable (a.) Capable of being, or proper to be , repaid; due; as, a loan repayable in ten days;
services repayable in kind.
Repealable (a.) Capable of being repealed.
Repeating (a.) Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in
succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch.
Repellent (a.) Driving back; able or tending to repel.
Repent (a.) Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems.
Repent (a.) Same as Reptant.
Repentant (a.) Penitent; sorry for sin.
Repentant (a.) Expressing or showing sorrow for sin; as, repentant tears; repentant ashes.
Repentless (a.) Unrepentant.
Repercussive (a.) Tending or able to repercuss; having the power of sending back; causing to
reverberate.
Repercussive (a.) Repellent.
Repercussive (a.) Driven back; rebounding; reverberated.
Repertitious (a.) Found; gained by finding.
Repetitional (a.) Alt. of Repetitionary
Repetitionary (a.) Of the nature of, or containing, repetition.
Repetitious (a.) Repeating; containing repetition.
Repetitive (a.) Containing repetition; repeating.
Replaceable (a.) Capable or admitting of being put back into a place.
Replaceable (a.) Admitting of having its place supplied by a like thing or an equivalent; as, the
lost book is replaceable.
Replaceable (a.) Capable of being replaced (by), or of being exchanged (for); as, the hydrogen
of acids is replaceable by metals or by basic radicals.
Replantable (a.) That may be planted again.
Replete (a.) Filled again; completely filled; full; charged; abounding.
Repletive (a.) Tending to make replete; filling.
Repletory (a.) Repletive.
Repleviable (a.) Capable of being replevied.
Replevisable (a.) Repleviable.
Replicate (a.) Alt. of Replicated
Replicated (a.) Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself; as, a replicate leaf or petal; a
replicate margin of a shell.
Reportable (a.) Capable or admitting of being reported.
Reportorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a reporter or reporters; as, the reportorial staff of a
newspaper.
Reposed (a.) Composed; calm; tranquil; at rest.
Reposeful (a.) Full of repose; quiet.
Repousse (a.) Formed in relief, as a pattern on metal.
Repousse (a.) Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the
reverse side; -- said of thin metal, or of a vessel made of thin metal.
Reprehensible (a.) Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable.
Reprehensive (a.) Containing reprehension; conveying reproof.
Reprehensory (a.) Containing reproof; reprehensive; as, reprehensory complaint.
Representable (a.) Capable of being represented.
Representant (a.) Appearing or acting for another; representing.
Representationary (a.) Implying representation; representative.
Representative (a.) Fitted to represent; exhibiting a similitude.
Representative (a.) Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others;
as, a council representative of the people.
Representative (a.) Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the
people; as, a representative government.
Representative (a.) Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group;
typical; as, a representative genus in a family.
Representative (a.) Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different
regions; -- said of certain species and varieties.
Representative (a.) Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative
knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and
Represent, 8.
Repressible (a.) Capable of being repressed.
Repressive (a.) Having power, or tending, to repress; as, repressive acts or measures.
Reprevable (a.) Reprovable.
Reproachablr (a.) Deserving reproach; censurable.
Reproachablr (a.) Opprobrius; scurrilous.
Reproachful (a.) Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive.
Reproachful (a.) Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base; as, a reproachful life.
Reproachless (a.) Being without reproach.
Reprobate (a.) Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed;
rejected.
Reprobate (a.) Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to
vice; depraved.
Reprobate (a.) Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct.
Reprobative (a.) Of or pertaining to reprobation; expressing reprobation.
Reprobatory (a.) Reprobative.
Reproductive (a.) Tending, or pertaining, to reproduction; employed in reproduction.
Reproductory (a.) Reproductive.
Reprovable (a.) Worthy of reproof or censure.
Reptant (a.) Same as Repent.
Reptant (a.) Creeping; crawling; -- said of reptiles, worms, etc.
Reptatory (a.) Creeping.
Reptile (a.) Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.
Reptile (a.) Hence: Groveling; low; vulgar; as, a reptile race or crew; reptile vices.
Reptilian (a.) Belonging to the reptiles.
Republic (a.) Common weal.
Republic (a.) A state in which the sovereign power resides in the whole body of the people,
and is exercised by representatives elected by them; a commonwealth. Cf. Democracy, 2.
Republican (a.) Of or pertaining to a republic.
Republican (a.) Consonant with the principles of a republic; as, republican sentiments or
opinions; republican manners.
Repudiable (a.) Admitting of repudiation; fit or proper to be put away.
Repugnable (a.) Capable of being repugned or resisted.
Repugnant (a.) Disposed to fight against; hostile; at war with; being at variance; contrary;
inconsistent; refractory; disobedient; also, distasteful in a high degree; offensive; -- usually
followed by to, rarely and less properly by with; as, all rudeness was repugnant to her nature.
Repulseless (a.) Not capable of being repulsed.
Repulsive (a.) Serving, or able, to repulse; repellent; as, a repulsive force.
Repulsive (a.) Cold; forbidding; offensive; as, repulsive manners.
Repulsory (a.) Repulsive; driving back.
Reputable (a.) Having, or worthy of, good repute; held in esteem; honorable; praiseworthy; as,
a reputable man or character; reputable conduct.
Reputeless (a.) Not having good repute; disreputable; disgraceful; inglorius.
Requirable (a.) Capable of being required; proper to be required.
Requisite (a.) Required by the nature of things, or by circumstances; so needful that it can not
be dispensed with; necessary; indispensable.
Requisitive (a.) Expressing or implying demand.
Requisitory (a.) Sought for; demanded.
Requitable (a.) That may be requited.
Rescindable (a.) Capable of being rescinded.
Rescissory (a.) Tending to rescind; rescinding.
Rescriptive (a.) Pertaining to, or answering the purpose of, a rescript; hence, deciding; settling;
determining.
Rescuable (a.) That may be rescued.
Rescueless (a.) Without rescue or release.
Researchful (a.) Making researches; inquisitive.
Resemblable (a.) Admitting of being compared; like.
Resemblant (a.) Having or exhibiting resemblance; resembling.
Resentful (a.) Inc
Resentive (a.) Resentful.
Reservative (a.) Tending to reserve or keep; keeping; reserving.
Reserved (a.) Kept for future or special use, or for an exigency; as, reserved troops; a reserved
seat in a theater.
Reserved (a.) Restrained from freedom in words or actions; backward, or cautious, in
communicating one's thoughts and feelings; not free or frank.
Resiant (a.) Resident; present in a place.
Resident (a.) Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing
on one's own estate; -- opposed to nonresident; as, resident in the city or in the country.
Resident (a.) Fixed; stable; certain.
Residential (a.) Of or pertaining to a residence or residents; as, residential trade.
Residential (a.) Residing; residentiary.
Residentiary (a.) Having residence; as, a canon residentary; a residentiary guardian.
Residual (a.) Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken.
Residuary (a.) Consisting of residue; as, residuary matter; pertaining to the residue, or part
remaining; as, the residuary advantage of an estate.
Residuous (a.) Remaining; residual.
Resigned (a.) Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur.
Resilient (a.) Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
Resinaceous (a.) Having the quality of resin; resinous.
Resinic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, resin; as, the resinic acids.
Resiniferous (a.) Yielding resin; as, a resiniferous tree or vessel.
Resiniform (a.) Having the form of resin.
Resino-electric (a.) Containing or exhibiting resinous electricity.
Resinoid (a.) Somewhat like resin.
Resinous (a.) Of or pertaining to resin; of the nature of resin; resembling or obtained from
resin.
Resiny (a.) Like resin; resinous.
Resistant (a.) Making resistance; resisting.
Resistful (a.) Making much resistance.
Resistible (a.) Capable of being resisted; as, a resistible force.
Resisting (a.) Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.
Resistive (a.) Serving to resist.
Resistless (a.) Having no power to resist; making no opposition.
Resistless (a.) Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.
Resoluble (a.) Admitting of being resolved; resolvable; as, bodies resoluble by fire.
Resolutive (a.) Serving to dissolve or relax.
Resolutory (a.) Resolutive.
Resolvable (a.) Admitting of being resolved; admitting separation into constituent parts, or
reduction to first principles; admitting solution or explanation; as, resolvable compounds;
resolvable ideas or difficulties.
Resolvent (a.) Having power to resolve; causing solution; solvent.
Resonant (a.) Returning, or capable of returning, sound; fitted to resound; resounding;
echoing back.
Resorbent (a.) Swallowing up.
Resorcylic (a.) Of, or pertaining to, or producing, resorcin; as, resorcylic acid.
Resourceful (a.) Full of resources.
Resourceless (a.) Destitute of resources.
Respectable (a.) Worthy of respect; fitted to awaken esteem; deserving regard; hence, of good
repute; not mean; as, a respectable citizen.
Respectable (a.) Moderate in degree of excellence or in number; as, a respectable
performance; a respectable audience.
Respectant (a.) Placed so as to face one another; -- said of animals.
Respectful (a.) Marked or characterized by respect; as, respectful deportment.
Respective (a.) Noticing with attention; hence, careful; wary; considerate.
Respective (a.) Looking towardl having reference to; relative, not absolute; as, the respective
connections of society.
Respective (a.) Relating to particular persons or things, each to each; particular; own; as, they
returned to their respective places of abode.
Respective (a.) Fitted to awaken respect.
Respective (a.) Rendering respect; respectful; regardful.
Respectless (a.) Having no respect; without regard; regardless.
Respectuous (a.) Respectful; as, a respectuous silence.
Respectuous (a.) Respectable.
Respirable (a.) Suitable for being breathed; adapted for respiration.
Respirational (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; as, respirational difficulties.
Respirative (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; as, respirative organs.
Respiratory (a.) Of or pertaining to respiration; serving for respiration; as, the respiratory
organs; respiratory nerves; the respiratory function; respiratory changes.
Respiteless (a.) Without respite.
Resplendent (a.) Shining with brilliant luster; very bright.
Resplendishant (a.) Resplendent; brilliant.
Resplendishing (a.) Resplendent.
Respondent (a.) Disposed or expected to respond; answering; according; corresponding.
Responsal (a.) Answerable.
Responseless (a.) Giving no response.
Responsible (a.) Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable;
answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
Responsible (a.) Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy,
financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.
Responsible (a.) Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the
person concerned; as, a responsible office.
Responsive (a.) That responds; ready or inc
Responsive (a.) Suited to something else; correspondent.
Responsive (a.) Responsible.
Responsorial (a.) Responsory; antiphonal.
Responsory (a.) Containing or making answer; answering.
Restagnant (a.) Stagnant; motionless.
Restant (a.) Persistent.
Restful (a.) Being at rest; quiet.
Restful (a.) Giving rest; freeing from toil, trouble, etc.
Restiff (a.) Restive.
Restiform (a.) Formed like a rope; -- applied especially to several ropelike bundles or masses
of fibers on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata.
Restive (a.) Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back.
Restive (a.) Inactive; sluggish.
Restive (a.) Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory.
Restive (a.) Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to
horses.
Restless (a.) Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child.
Restless (a.) Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change;
discontented; as, restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects.
Restless (a.) Deprived of rest or sleep.
Restless (a.) Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
Restless (a.) Not affording rest; as, a restless chair.
Restorable (a.) Admitting of being restored; capable of being reclaimed; as, restorable land.
Restorative (a.) Of or pertaining to restoration; having power to restore.
Restoratory (a.) Restorative.
Restrainable (a.) Capable of being restrained; controllable.
Restrict (a.) Restricted.
Restrictionary (a.) Restrictive.
Restrictive (a.) Serving or tending to restrict; limiting; as, a restrictive particle; restrictive laws
of trade.
Restrictive (a.) Astringent or styptic in effect.
Restringent (a.) Restringing; astringent; styptic.
Resty (a.) Disposed to rest; indisposed toexercton; sluggish; also, restive.
Resultant (a.) Resulting or issuing from a combination; existing or following as a result or
consequence.
Resultful (a.) HAving results or effects.
Resultive (a.) Resultant.
Resultless (a.) Being without result; as, resultless investigations.
Resumable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being resumed.
Resumptive (a.) Taking back; resuming, or tending toward resumption; as, resumptive
measures.
Resupinate (a.) Inverted in position; appearing to be upside down or reversed, as the flowers
of the orchis and the leaves of some plants.
Resupinated (a.) Resupinate.
Resupine (a.) Lying on the back; supine; hence, careless.
Resurgent (a.) Rising again, as from the dead.
Resuscitable (a.) Capable of resuscitation; as, resuscitable plants.
Resuscitate (a.) Restored to life.
Resuscitative (a.) Tending to resuscitate; reviving; revivifying.
Retail (a.) Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.
Retainable (a.) Capable of being retained.
Retaliative (a.) Same as Retaliatory.
Retaliatory (a.) Tending to, or involving, retaliation; retaliative; as retaliatory measures.
Retardative (a.) Tending, or serving, to retard.
Retchless (a.) Careless; reckless.
Retecious (a.) Resembling network; retiform.
Retentive (a.) Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory.
Retiary (a.) Netlike.
Retiary (a.) Constructing or using a web, or net, to catch prey; -- said of certain spiders.
Retiary (a.) Armed with a net; hence, skillful to entangle.
Reticent (a.) Inc
Reticular (a.) Having the form of a net, or of network; formed with interstices; retiform; as,
reticular cartilage; a reticular leaf.
Reticular (a.) Of or pertaining to a reticulum.
Reticulate (a.) Alt. of Reticulated
Reticulated (a.) Resembling network; having the form or appearance of a net; netted; as, a
reticulated structure.
Reticulated (a.) Having veins, fibers, or
Reticulose (a.) Forming a network; characterized by a reticulated sructure.
Retiform (a.) Composed of crossing
Retinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the retina.
Retinerved (a.) Having reticulated veins.
Retinic (a.) Of or pertaining to resin; derived from resin; specifically, designating an acid found
in certain fossil resins and hydrocarbons.
Retinoid (a.) Resinlike, or resinform; resembling a resin without being such.
Retinophoral (a.) Of or pertaining to retinophorae.
Retinulate (a.) Having, or characterized by, retinul/.
Retired (a.) Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits.
Retired (a.) Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician.
Retiring (a.) Reserved; shy; not forward or obtrusive; as, retiring modesty; retiring manners.
Retiring (a.) Of or pertaining to retirement; causing retirement; suited to, or belonging to,
retirement.
Retortive (a.) Containing retort.
Retractable (a.) Capable of being retracted; retractile.
Retractible (a.) Retractable.
Retractile (a.) Capable of retraction; capable of being drawn back or up; as, the claws of a cat
are retractile.
Retractive (a.) Serving to retract; of the nature of a retraction.
Retreatful (a.) Furnishing or serving as a retreat.
Retributive (a.) Alt. of Retributory
Retributory (a.) Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving
retribution or repayment; as, retributive justice; retributory comforts.
Retrievable (a.) That may be retrieved or recovered; admitting of retrieval.
Retroactive (a.) Fitted or designed to retroact; operating by returned action; affecting what is
past; retrospective.
Retrocedent (a.) Disposed or likely to retrocede; -- said of diseases which go from one part of
the body to another, as the gout.
Retrocopulant (a.) Copulating backward, or from behind.
Retroflex (a.) Alt. of Retroflexed
Retroflexed (a.) Reflexed; bent or turned abruptly backward.
Retrofract (a.) Alt. of Retrofracted
Retrofracted (a.) Refracted; as, a retrofract stem.
Retrogenerative (a.) Begetting young by retrocopulation.
Retrograde (a.) Apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that
is, from east to west, as a planet.
Retrograde (a.) Tending or moving backward; having a backward course; contrary; as, a
retrograde motion; -- opposed to progressive.
Retrograde (a.) Declining from a better to a worse state; as, a retrograde people; retrograde
ideas, morals, etc.
Retrogressive (a.) Tending to retrograde; going or moving backward; declining from a better to
a worse state.
Retrogressive (a.) Passing from a higher to a lower condition; declining from a more perfect
state of organization; regressive.
Retromingent (a.) Organized so as to discharge the urine backward.
Retropulsive (a.) Driving back; repelling.
Retrorse (a.) Bent backward or downward.
Retrospective (a.) Looking backward; contemplating things past; -- opposed to prospective; as,
a retrospective view.
Retrospective (a.) Having reference to what is past; affecting things past; retroactive; as, a
retrospective law.
Retrousse (a.) Turned up; -- said of a pug nose.
Retroverted (a.) In a state of retroversion.
Retruse (a.) Abstruse.
Returnable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being returned.
Returnable (a.) Legally required to be returned, delivered, given, or rendered; as, a writ or
precept returnable at a certain day; a verdict returnable to the court.
Returnless (a.) Admitting no return.
Retuse (a.) Having the end rounded and slightly indented; as, a retuse leaf.
Revalescent (a.) Growing well; recovering strength.
Revealable (a.) Capable of being revealed.
Revelous (a.) Fond of festivity; given to merrymaking or reveling.
Revengeable (a.) Capable of being revenged; as, revengeable wrong.
Revengeful (a.) Full of, or prone to, revenge; vindictive; malicious; revenging; wreaking
revenge.
Revengeless (a.) Unrevenged.
Revenging (a.) Executing revenge; revengeful.
Reverberant (a.) Having the quality of reverberation; reverberating.
Reverberate (a.) Reverberant.
Reverberate (a.) Driven back, as sound; reflected.
Reverberative (a.) Of the nature of reverberation; tending to reverberate; reflective.
Reverberatory (a.) Producing reverberation; acting by reverberation; reverberative.
Reverend (a.) Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear and affection;
venerable.
Reverent (a.) Disposed to revere; impressed with reverence; submissive; humble; respectful;
as, reverent disciples.
Reverent (a.) Expressing reverence, veneration, devotion, or submission; as, reverent words;
reverent behavior.
Reverential (a.) Proceeding from, or expressing, reverence; having a reverent quality;
reverent; as, reverential fear or awe.
Reversal (a.) Intended to reverse; implying reversal.
Reverse (a.) Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or
contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method.
Reverse (a.) Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
Reverse (a.) Reversed; as, a reverse shell.
Reverse (a.) That which appears or is presented when anything, as a lance, a
Reverse (a.) That which is directly opposite or contrary to something else; a contrary; an
opposite.
Reverse (a.) The act of reversing; complete change; reversal; hence, total change in
circumstances or character; especially, a change from better to worse; misfortune; a check or
defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse.
Reverse (a.) The back side; as, the reverse of a drum or trench; the reverse of a medal or coin,
that is, the side opposite to the obverse. See Obverse.
Reverse (a.) A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
Reverse (a.) A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is
changed.
Reverse (a.) To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart.
Reverse (a.) To cause to return; to recall.
Reverse (a.) To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
Reverse (a.) To turn upside down; to invert.
Reverse (a.) Hence, to overthrow; to subvert.
Reverse (a.) To overthrow by a contrary decision; to make void; to under or annual for error;
as, to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree.
Reversed (a.) Turned side for side, or end for end; changed to the contrary; specifically (Bot. &
Zool.), sinistrorse or sinistral; as, a reversed, or sinistral, spiral or shell.
Reversed (a.) Annulled and the contrary substituted; as, a reversed judgment or decree.
Reverseless (a.) Irreversible.
Reversible (a.) Capable of being reversed; as, a chair or seat having a reversible back; a
reversible judgment or sentence.
Reversible (a.) Hence, having a pattern or finished surface on both sides, so that either may be
used; -- said of fabrics.
Reversing (a.) Serving to effect reversal, as of motion; capable of being reversed.
Reversionary (a.) Of or pertaining to a reversion; involving a reversion; to be enjoyed in
succession, or after the termination of a particular estate; as, a reversionary interest or right.
Reverted (a.) Turned back; reversed. Specifically: (Her.) Bent or curved twice, in opposite
directions, or in the form of an S.
Revertible (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, reverting or being reverted; as, a revertible estate.
Revertive (a.) Reverting, or tending to revert; returning.
Reviewable (a.) Capable of being reviewed.
Revigorate (a.) Having new vigor or strength; invigorated anew.
Reviling (a.) Uttering reproaches; containing reproaches.
Revisable (a.) That may be revised.
Revisional (a.) Alt. of Revisionary
Revisionary (a.) Of or pertaining to revision; revisory.
Revisory (a.) Having the power or purpose to revise; revising.
Revivable (a.) That may be revived.
Revivalistic (a.) Pertaining to revivals.
Reviviscent (a.) Able or disposed to revive; reviving.
Revocable (a.) Capable of being revoked; as, a revocable edict or grant; a revocable covenant.
Revocatory (a.) Of or pertaining to revocation; tending to, or involving, a revocation; revoking;
recalling.
Revolting (a.) Causing abhorrence mixed with disgust; exciting extreme repugnance;
loathsome; as, revolting cruelty.
Revoluble (a.) Capable of revolving; rotatory; revolving.
Revolute (a.) Rolled backward or downward.
Revolutionary (a.) Of or pertaining to a revolution in government; tending to, or promoting,
revolution; as, revolutionary war; revolutionary measures; revolutionary agitators.
Revolutive (a.) Inc
Revolvable (a.) That may be revolved.
Revolving (a.) Making a revolution or revolutions; rotating; -- used also figuratively of time,
seasons, etc., depending on the revolution of the earth.
Revulsive (a.) Causing, or tending to, revulsion.
Rewardable (a.) Worthy of reward.
Rewardful (a.) Yielding reward.
Rewardless (a.) Having, or affording, no reward.
Rewful (a.) Rueful.
Rhabarbarate (a.) Impregnated or tinctured with rhubarb.
Rhabdocoelous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Rhabdocoela.
Rhabdoidal (a.) See Sagittal.
Rhachidian (a.) Of or pertaining to the rhachis; as, the rhachidian teeth of a mollusk.
Rhachiodont (a.) Having gular teeth formed by a peculiar modification of the inferior spines of
some of the vertebrae, as certain South African snakes (Dasypeltis) which swallow birds' eggs
and use these gular teeth to crush them.
Rhadamanthine (a.) Of or pertaining to Rhadamanthus; rigorously just; as, a Rhadamanthine
judgment.
Rh/tic (a.) Pertaining to, or of the same horizon as, certain Mesozoic strata of the Rhetian
Alps. These strata are regarded as closing the Triassic period. See the Chart of Geology.
Rhamnaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of shrubs and trees (Rhamnaceae, or
Rhamneae) of which the buckthorn (Rhamnus) is the type. It includes also the New Jersey tea,
the supple-jack, and one of the plants called lotus (Zizyphus).
Rhapsodic (a.) Alt. of Rhapsodic
Rhapsodic (a.) Of or pertaining to rhapsody; consisting of rhapsody; hence, confused;
unconnected.
Rheic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (commonly called chrysophanic acid) found in
rhubarb (Rheum).
Rhematic (a.) Having a verb for its base; derived from a verb; as, rhematic adjectives.
Rhemish (a.) Of or pertaining to Rheimis, or Reima, in France.
Rhenish (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Rhine; as, Rhenish wine.
Rheometric (a.) Of or pertaining to a rheometer or rheometry.
Rhetian (a.) Pertaining to the ancient Rhaeti, or Rhaetians, or to Rhaetia, their country; as, the
Rhetian Alps, now the country of Tyrol and the Grisons.
Rhetic (a.) Same as Rhaetic.
Rhetorical (a.) Of or pertaining to rhetoric; according to, or exhibiting, rhetoric; oratorical; as,
the rhetorical art; a rhetorical treatise; a rhetorical flourish.
Rhetorician (a.) Suitable to a master of rhetoric.
Rheumatic (a.) Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
Rheumatic (a.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected
with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day.
Rheumatismal (a.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism.
Rheumatismoid (a.) Of or resembling rheum or rheumatism.
Rheumic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, rheum.
Rheumy (a.) Of or pertaining to rheum; abounding in, or causing, rheum; affected with rheum.
Rhinal (a.) Og or pertaining to the nose or olfactory organs.
Rhinencephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to the rhinencephalon.
Rhinocerial (a.) Alt. of Rhinocerical
Rhinocerical (a.) Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros; resembling the rhinoceros, or his horn.
Rhinocerotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the rhinoceros.
Rhinological (a.) Of or pertaining to rhinology.
Rhinolophine (a.) Like or pertaining to the rhinolophids, or horseshoe bats.
Rhinoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to rhinoplasty; as, a rhinoplastic operation.
Rhinoscopic (a.) Of or pertaining to rhinoscopy.
Rhizanthous (a.) Producing flowers from a rootstock, or apparently from a root.
Rhizocarpous (a.) Having perennial rootstocks or bulbs, but annual flowering stems; -- said of
all perennial herbs.
Rhizogan (a.) Prodicing roots.
Rhizomatous (a.) Having the nature or habit of a rhizome or rootstock.
Rhizophagous (a.) Feeding on roots; root-eating.
Rhizophorous (a.) Bearing roots.
Rhizopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the rhizopods.
Rhodammonium (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, rhodium and ammonia; -- said
of certain complex compounds.
Rhodanic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (commonly called sulphocyanic acid) which
frms a red color with ferric salts.
Rhodian (a.) Of or pertaining to Rhodes, an island of the Mediterranean.
Rhodic (a.) Of or pertaining to rhodium; containing rhodium.
Rhodizonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a colorless crystal
Rhombic (a.) Shaped like a rhomb.
Rhombic (a.) Same as Orthorhombic.
Rhombohedral (a.) Related to the rhombohedron; presenting the form of a rhombohedron, or
a form derivable from a rhombohedron; relating to a system of forms including the
rhombohedron and scalenohedron.
Rhombohedric (a.) Rhombohedral.
Rhomboid (a.) Same as Rhomboidal.
Rhomboidal (a.) Having, or approaching, the shape of a rhomboid.
Rhomboid-ovate (a.) Between rhomboid and ovate, or oval, in shape.
Rhonchal (a.) Rhonchial.
Rhonchial (a.) Of or pertaining to a rhonchus; produced by rhonchi.
Rhonchisonant (a.) Making a snorting noise; snorting.
Rhopalic (a.) Applied to a
Rhubarby (a.) Like rhubarb.
Rhymeless (a.) Destitute of rhyme.
Rhymic (a.) Pertaining to rhyme.
Rhythmic (a.) Alt. of Rhythmical
Rhythmical (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, rhythm
Rhythming (a.) Writing rhythm; verse making.
Rhythmless (a.) Being without rhythm.
Rial (a.) Royal.
Riant (a.) Laughing; laughable; exciting gayety; gay; merry; delightful to the view, as a
landscape.
Ribald (a.) Low; base; mean; filthy; obscene.
Ribaldish (a.) Like a ribald.
Ribaldrous (a.) Of a ribald quality.
Ribanded (a.) Ribboned.
Ribaudred (a.) Alt. of Ribaudrous
Ribaudrous (a.) Filthy; obscene; ribald.
Ribbed (a.) Furnished or formed with ribs; as, a ribbed cylinder; ribbed cloth.
Ribbed (a.) Intercalated with slate; -- said of a seam of coal.
Ribless (a.) Having no ribs.
Riches (a.) That which makes one rich; an abundance of land, goods, money, or other
property; wealth; opulence; affluence.
Riches (a.) That which appears rich, sumptuous, precious, or the like.
Ricinelaidic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an isomeric modification of ricinoleic acid
obtained as a white crystal
Ricinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, castor oil; formerly, designating an acid now called
ricinoleic acid.
Ricinoleic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a fatty acid analogous to oleic acid, obtained from
castor oil as an oily substance, C/H/O/ with a harsh taste. Formerly written ricinolic.
Ricinolic (a.) Ricinoleic.
Ricketish (a.) Rickety.
Rickety (a.) Affected with rickets.
Rickety (a.) Feeble in the joints; imperfect; weak; shaky.
Rictal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rictus; as, rictal bristles.
Ridable (a.) Suitable for riding; as, a ridable horse; a ridable road.
Riddling (a.) Speaking in a riddle or riddles; containing a riddle.
Rident (a.) Laughing.
Riderless (a.) Having no rider; as, a riderless horse.
Ridgy (a.) Having a ridge or ridges; rising in a ridge.
Ridicule (a.) Ridiculous.
Ridiculous (a.) Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious
consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.
Ridiculous (a.) Involving or expressing ridicule.
Riding (a.) Employed to travel; traveling; as, a riding clerk.
Riding (a.) Used for riding on; as, a riding horse.
Riding (a.) Used for riding, or when riding; devoted to riding; as, a riding whip; a riding habit; a
riding day.
Rife (a.) Prevailing; prevalent; abounding.
Rife (a.) Having power; active; nimble.
Rigescent (a.) Growing stiff or numb.
Riggish (a.) Like a rig or wanton.
Right (a.) Straight; direct; not crooked; as, a right
Right (a.) Upright; erect from a base; having an upright axis; not oblique; as, right ascension; a
right pyramid or cone.
Right (a.) Conformed to the constitution of man and the will of God, or to justice and equity;
not deviating from the true and just; according with truth and duty; just; true.
Right (a.) Fit; suitable; proper; correct; becoming; as, the right man in the right place; the right
way from London to Oxford.
Right (a.) Characterized by reality or genuineness; real; actual; not spurious.
Right (a.) According with truth; passing a true judgment; conforming to fact or intent; not
mistaken or wrong; not erroneous; correct; as, this is the right faith.
Right (a.) Most favorable or convenient; fortunate.
Right (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action is
usually stronger than on the other side; -- opposed to left when used in reference to a part of
the body; as, the right side, hand, arm. Also applied to the corresponding side of the lower
animals.
Right (a.) Well placed, disposed, or adjusted; orderly; well regulated; correctly done.
Right (a.) Designed to be placed or worn outward; as, the right side of a piece of cloth.
Right (a.) That which is right or correct.
Right (a.) The straight course; adherence to duty; obedience to lawful authority, divine or
human; freedom from guilt, -- the opposite of moral wrong.
Right (a.) A true statement; freedom from error of falsehood; adherence to truth or fact.
Right (a.) A just judgment or action; that which is true or proper; justice; uprightness; integrity.
Right (a.) That to which one has a just claim.
Right (a.) That which one has a natural claim to exact.
Right (a.) That which one has a legal or social claim to do or to exact; legal power; authority;
as, a sheriff has a right to arrest a criminal.
Right (a.) That which justly belongs to one; that which one has a claim to possess or own; the
interest or share which anyone has in a piece of property; title; claim; interest; ownership.
Right (a.) Privilege or immunity granted by authority.
Right (a.) The right side; the side opposite to the left.
Right (a.) In some legislative bodies of Europe (as in France), those members collectively who
are conservatives or monarchists. See Center, 5.
Right (a.) The outward or most finished surface, as of a piece of cloth, a carpet, etc.
Right (a.) To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or
straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.
Right (a.) To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the
rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
Right-angled (a.) Containing a right angle or right angles; as, a right-angled triangle.
Righteous (a.) Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just;
equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a
righteous retribution.
Righteoused (a.) Made righteous.
Rightful (a.) Righteous; upright; just; good; -- said of persons.
Rightful (a.) Consonant to justice; just; as, a rightful cause.
Rightful (a.) Having the right or just claim according to established laws; being or holding by
right; as, the rightful heir to a throne or an estate; a rightful king.
Rightful (a.) Belonging, held, or possessed by right, or by just claim; as, a rightful inheritance;
rightful authority.
Right-hand (a.) Situated or being on the right; nearer the right hand than the left; as, the right-
hand side, room, or road.
Right-hand (a.) Chiefly relied on; almost indispensable.
Right-handed (a.) Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left.
Right-handed (a.) Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a
watch seen in front; -- said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given
direction.
Right-handed (a.) Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; -- said of spiral shells. See
Illust. of Scalaria.
Right-hearted (a.) Having a right heart or disposition.
Rightless (a.) Destitute of right.
Right-
Right-minded (a.) Having a right or honest mind.
Right-running (a.) Straight; direct.
Rightwise (a.) Righteous.
Rigid (a.) Firm; stiff; unyielding; not pliant; not flexible.
Rigid (a.) Hence, not lax or indulgent; severe; inflexible; strict; as, a rigid father or master; rigid
discip
Rigidulous (a.) Somewhat rigid or stiff; as, a rigidulous bristle.
Rigmarole (a.) Consisting of rigmarole; frovolous; nonsensical; foolish.
Rigorous (a.) Manifesting, exercising, or favoring rigor; allowing no abatement or mitigation;
scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless; as, a rigorous officer of justice; a
rigorous execution of law; a rigorous definition or demonstration.
Rigorous (a.) Severe; intense; inclement; as, a rigorous winter.
Rigorous (a.) Violent.
Rily (a.) Roily.
Rimose (a.) Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks.
Rimose (a.) Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees.
Rimous (a.) Rimose.
Rimy (a.) Abounding with rime; frosty.
Rindless (a.) Destitute of a rind.
Rindy (a.) Having a rind or skin.
Rined (a.) Having a rind
Rinforzando (a.) Increasing; strengthening; -- a direction indicating a sudden increase of force
(abbreviated rf., rfz.) Cf. Forzando, and Sforzando.
Ringed (a.) Encircled or marked with, or as with, a ring or rings.
Ringed (a.) Wearning a wedding ring; hence, lawfully wedded.
Ringent (a.) Having the lips widely separated and gaping like an open mouth; as a ringent
bilabiate corolla.
Ring-necked (a.) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck.
Ringstraked (a.) Ring-streaked.
Ring-streaked (a.) Having circular streaks or
Ring-tailed (a.) Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color.
Riotous (a.) Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious.
Riotous (a.) Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.
Riparian (a.) Of or pertaining to the bank of a river; as, riparian rights.
Riparious (a.) Growing along the banks of rivers; riparian.
Ripieno (a.) Filling up; supplementary; supernumerary; -- a term applied to those instruments
which only swell the mass or tutti of an orchestra, but are not obbligato.
Ripple-marked (a.) Having ripple marks.
Ripply (a.) Having ripples; as, ripply water; hence, resembling the sound of rippling water; as,
ripply laughter; a ripply cove.
Risible (a.) Having the faculty or power of laughing; disposed to laugh.
Risible (a.) Exciting laughter; worthy to be laughed at; amusing.
Risible (a.) Used in, or expressing, laughter; as, risible muscles.
Rising (a.) Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above
the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon.
Rising (a.) Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character.
Rising (a.) Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising
generation.
Riskful (a.) Risky.
Risky (a.) Attended with risk or danger; hazardous.
Risorial (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, laughter; as, the risorial muscles.
Ritardando (a.) Retarding; -- a direction for slower time; rallentado.
Ritenuto (a.) Held back; holding back; ritardando.
Ritual (a.) Of or pertaining to rites or ritual; as, ritual service or sacrifices; the ritual law.
Ritualistic (a.) Pertaining to, or in accordance with, a ritual; adhering to ritualism.
Rival (a.) Having the same pretensions or claims; standing in competition for superiority; as,
rival lovers; rival claims or pretensions.
Rivered (a.) Supplied with rivers; as, a well rivered country.
Rivery (a.) Having rivers; as, a rivery country.
Rivose (a.) Marked with sinuate and irregular furrows.
Roach-backed (a.) Having a back like that of roach; -- said of a horse whose back a convex
instead of a concave curve.
Roadless (a.) Destitute of roads.
Roan (a.) Having a bay, chestnut, brown, or black color, with gray or white thickly
interspersed; -- said of a horse.
Roan (a.) Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.
Roast (a.) Roasted; as, roast beef.
Roborant (a.) Strengthening.
Roborean (a.) Alt. of Roboreous
Roboreous (a.) Made of oak.
Robust (a.) Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous;
sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health.
Robust (a.) Violent; rough; rude.
Robust (a.) Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.
Robustious (a.) Robust.
Roccellic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the oxalic series found in archil
(Roccella tinctoria, etc.), and other lichens, and extracted as a white crystal
Rockered (a.) Shaped like a rocker; curved; as, a rockered keel.
Rocking (a.) Having a swaying, rolling, or back-and-forth movement; used for rocking.
Rockless (a.) Being without rocks.
Rocky (a.) Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky
shore.
Rocky (a.) Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
Rocky (a.) Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Rococo (a.) Of or pertaining to the style called rococo; like rococo; florid; fantastic.
Roddy (a.) Full of rods or twigs.
Roddy (a.) Ruddy.
Rodentia (a.) An order of mammals having two (rarely four) large incisor teeth in each jaw,
distant from the molar teeth. The rats, squirrels, rabbits, marmots, and beavers belong to this
order.
Rodomont (a.) Bragging; vainly boasting.
Rody (a.) Ruddy.
Roed (a.) Filled with roe.
Rogatory (a.) Seeking information; authorized to examine witnesses or ascertain facts; as, a
rogatory commission.
Roguish (a.) Vagrant.
Roguish (a.) Resembling, or characteristic of, a rogue; knavish.
Roguish (a.) Pleasantly mischievous; waggish; arch.
Roguy (a.) Roguish.
Roial (a.) Royal.
Roily (a.) Turbid; as, roily water.
Roinish (a.) See Roynish.
Roisterly (a.) Blustering; violent.
Roky (a.) Misty; foggy; cloudy.
Rollable (a.) Capable of being rolled.
Rolling (a.) Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by rotation; turning over and over as
if on an axis or a pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball.
Rolling (a.) Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or rollers; as, a rolling chair.
Rolling (a.) Having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a rolling country; rolling land.
Rolly-poly (a.) Shaped like a rolly-poly; short and stout.
Romaic (a.) Of or relating to modern Greece, and especially to its language.
Roman (a.) Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the
Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman
art.
Roman (a.) Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion.
Roman (a.) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished
from Italic characters.
Roman (a.) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i., iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as
distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
Romance (a.) Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
Romancy (a.) Romantic.
Romanesque (a.) Somewhat resembling the Roman; -- applied sometimes to the debased style
of the later Roman empire, but esp. to the more developed architecture prevailing from the
8th century to the 12th.
Romanesque (a.) Of or pertaining to romance or fable; fanciful.
Romanish (a.) Pertaining to Romanism.
Romantic (a.) Of or pertaining to romance; involving or resembling romance; hence, fanciful;
marvelous; extravagant; unreal; as, a romantic tale; a romantic notion; a romantic
undertaking.
Romantic (a.) Entertaining ideas and expectations suited to a romance; as, a romantic person;
a romantic mind.
Romantic (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle
Ages, as opposed to the classical antique; of the nature of, or appropriate to, that style; as, the
romantic school of poets.
Romantic (a.) Characterized by strangeness or variety; suggestive of adventure; suited to
romance; wild; picturesque; -- applied to scenery; as, a romantic landscape.
Romantical (a.) Romantic.
Romeward (a.) Tending or directed toward Rome, or toward the Roman Catholic Church.
Romish (a.) Belonging or relating to Rome, or to the Roman Catholic Church; -- frequently used
in a disparaging sense; as, the Romish church; the Romish religion, ritual, or ceremonies.
Romping (a.) Inc
Rompish (a.) Given to rude play; inc
Rompu (a.) Broken, as an ordinary; cut off, or broken at the top, as a chevron, a bend, or the
like.
Roody (a.) Rank in growth.
Roofless (a.) Having no roof; as, a roofless house.
Roofless (a.) Having no house or home; shelterless; homeless.
Roofy (a.) Having roofs.
Rooky (a.) Misty; gloomy.
Room (a.) Spacious; roomy.
Roomer (a.) At a greater distance; farther off.
Roomful (a.) Abounding with room or rooms; roomy.
Roomless (a.) Being without room or rooms.
Roomsome (a.) Roomy.
Roomthy (a.) Roomy; spacious.
Roomy (a.) Having ample room; spacious; large; as, a roomy mansion; a roomy deck.
Rooted (a.) Having taken root; firmly implanted; fixed in the heart.
Rootless (a.) Destitute of roots.
Rooty (a.) Full of roots; as, rooty ground.
Ropalic (a.) See Rhopalic.
Ropewalk (a.) A long, covered walk, or a low, level building, where ropes are manufactured.
Ropish (a.) Somewhat ropy.
Ropy (a.) capable of being drawn into a thread, as a glutinous substance; stringy; viscous;
tenacious; glutinous; as ropy sirup; ropy lees.
Roral (a.) Of or pertaining to dew; consisting of dew; dewy.
Roric (a.) Of or pertaining to dew; resembling dew; dewy.
Rorid (a.) Dewy; bedewed.
Roriferous (a.) generating or producing dew.
Rorifluent (a.) Flowing with dew.
Rorulent (a.) Full of, or abounding in, dew.
Rorulent (a.) Having the surface appearing as if dusty, or covered with fine dew.
Rory (a.) Dewy.
Rosaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Rosaceae) of which the rose is the
type. It includes also the plums and cherries, meadowsweet, brambles, the strawberry, the
hawthorn, applies, pears, service trees, and quinces.
Rosaceous (a.) Like a rose in shape or appearance; as, a rosaceous corolla.
Rosaceous (a.) Of a pure purpish pink color.
Rosacic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (called also lithic acid) found in certain red
precipitates of urine. See Uric.
Roscid (a.) Containing, or consisting of, dew; dewy.
Roseal (a.) resembling a rose in smell or color.
Roseate (a.) Full of roses; rosy; as, roseate bowers.
Roseate (a.) resembling a rose in color or fragrance; esp., tinged with rose color; blooming; as,
roseate beauty; her roseate lips.
Rose-colored (a.) Having the color of a pink rose; rose-pink; of a delicate pink color.
Rose-colored (a.) Uncommonly beautiful; hence, extravagantly fine or pleasing; alluring; as,
rose-colored anticipations.
Rose-cut (a.) Cut flat on the reverse, and with a convex face formed of triangular facets in
rows; -- said of diamonds and other precious stones. See Rose diamond, under Rose. Cf.
Brilliant, n.
Rosen (a.) Consisting of roses; rosy.
Rose-pink (a.) Having a pink color like that of the rose, or like the pigment called rose pink. See
Rose pink, under Rose.
Rose-pink (a.) Disposed to clothe everything with roseate hues; hence, sentimental.
Rose-red (a.) Red as a rose; specifically (Zool.), of a pure purplish red color.
Rose-water (a.) Having the odor of rose water; hence, affectedly nice or delicate; sentimental.
Rosicrucian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Rosicrucians, or their arts.
Rosied (a.) Decorated with roses, or with the color of roses.
Rosiny (a.) like rosin, or having its qualities.
Rosolic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex red dyestuff (called rosolic acid) which is
analogous to rosani
Rosselly (a.) Loose; light.
Rostellar (a.) Pertaining to a rostellum.
Rostellate (a.) Having a rostellum, or small beak; terminating in a beak.
Rostelliform (a.) Having the form of a rostellum, or small beak.
Rostral (a.) Of or pertaining to the beak or snout of an animal, or the beak of a ship;
resembling a rostrum, esp., the rostra at Rome, or their decorations.
Rostrate (a.) Alt. of Rostrated
Rostrated (a.) Having a process resembling the beak of a bird; beaked; rostellate.
Rostrated (a.) Furnished or adorned with beaks; as, rostrated galleys.
Rostriform (a.) Having the form of a beak.
Rosulate (a.) Arranged in little roselike clusters; -- said of leaves and bracts.
Rotal (a.) Relating to wheels or to rotary motion; rotary.
Rotary (a.) Turning, as a wheel on its axis; pertaining to, or resembling, the motion of a wheel
on its axis; rotatory; as, rotary motion.
Rotate (a.) Having the parts spreading out like a wheel; wheel-shaped; as, a rotate spicule or
scale; a rotate corolla, i.e., a monopetalous corolla with a flattish border, and no tube or a very
short one.
Rotated (a.) Turned round, as a wheel; also, wheel-shaped; rotate.
Rotation (a.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of, or characterized by,
rotation; as, rotational velocity.
Rotative (a.) turning, as a wheel; rotary; rotational.
Rotatory (a.) Turning as on an axis; rotary.
Rotatory (a.) Going in a circle; following in rotation or succession; as, rotatory assembles.
Rotatory (a.) Producing rotation of the plane of polarization; as, the rotatory power of bodies
on light. See the Note under polarization.
Rother (a.) Bovine.
Rotiform (a.) Wheel-shaped; as, rotiform appendages.
Rotiform (a.) Same as Rotate.
Rotten (a.) Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat.
Rotten (a.) Offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting.
Rotten (a.) Not firm or trusty; unsound; defective; treacherous; unsafe; as, a rotten plank,
bone, stone.
Rotular (a.) Of or pertaining to the rotula, or kneepan.
Rotund (a.) Round; circular; spherical.
Rotund (a.) Hence, complete; entire.
Rotund (a.) Orbicular, or nearly so.
Rotunda (a.) A round building; especially, one that is round both on the outside and inside, like
the Pantheon at Rome. Less properly, but very commonly, used for a large round room; as, the
rotunda of the Capitol at Washington.
Rotundate (a.) Rounded; especially, rounded at the end or ends, or at the corners.
Rotundifolious (a.) Having round leaves.
Rouge (a.) red.
Rough-footed (a.) Feather-footed; as, a rough-footed dove.
Rough-grained (a.) Having a rough grain or fiber; hence, figuratively, having coarse traits of
character; not polished; brisque.
Roughhewn (a.) Hewn coarsely without smoothing; unfinished; not polished.
Roughhewn (a.) Of coarse manners; rude; uncultivated; rough-grained.
Roughish (a.) Somewhat rough.
Rough-legged (a.) Having the legs covered with feathers; -- said of a bird.
Roughshod (a.) Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse.
Roughwrought (a.) Wrought in a rough, unfinished way; worked over coarsely.
Rounceval (a.) Large; strong; -- from the gigantic bones shown at Roncesvalles, and alleged to
be those of old heroes.
Round (a.) Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from
the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape;
orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.
Round (a.) Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
Round (a.) Having a curved out
Round (a.) Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens,
hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.
Round (a.) Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
Round (a.) Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
Round (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more
or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial.
Round (a.) Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round
answer; a round oath.
Round (a.) Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of
style, or of authors with reference to their style.
Round (a.) Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.
Roundabout (a.) Circuitous; going round; indirect; as, roundabout speech.
Roundabout (a.) Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.
Round-arm (a.) Applied to the method delivering the ball in bowling, by swinging the arm
horizontally.
Round-backed (a.) Having a round back or shoulders; round-shouldered.
Rounded (a.) Modified by contraction of the lip opening; labialized; labial.
Roundel (a.) A rondelay.
Roundel (a.) Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle.
Roundel (a.) A small circular shield, sometimes not more than a foot in diameter, used by
soldiers in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Roundel (a.) A circular spot; a sharge in the form of a small circle.
Roundel (a.) A bastion of a circular form.
Roundheaded (a.) Having a round head or top.
Rounding (a.) Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
Roundish (a.) Somewhat round; as, a roundish seed; a roundish figure.
Round-shouldered (a.) Having the shoulders stooping or projecting; round-backed.
Roundy (a.) Round.
Rousant (a.) Rising; -- applied to a bird in the attitude of rising; also, sometmes, to a bird in
profile with wings addorsed.
Rousing (a.) Having power to awaken or excite; exciting.
Rousing (a.) Very great; violent; astounding; as, a rousing fire; a rousing lie.
Routinary (a.) Involving, or pertaining to, routine; ordinary; customary.
Routish (a.) Uproarious; riotous.
Rowable (a.) That may be rowed, or rowed upon.
Rowdydowdy (a.) Uproarious.
Rowdyish (a.) Resembling a rowdy in temper or conduct; characteristic of a rowdy.
Rowed (a.) Formed into a row, or rows; having a row, or rows; as, a twelve-rowed ear of corn.
Roy (a.) Royal.
Royal (a.) Kingly; pertaining to the crown or the sovereign; suitable for a king or queen; regal;
as, royal power or prerogative; royal domains; the royal family; royal state.
Royal (a.) Noble; generous; magnificent; princely.
Royal (a.) Under the patronage of royality; holding a charter granted by the sovereign; as, the
Royal Academy of Arts; the Royal Society.
Roynish (a.) Mangy; scabby; hence, mean; paltry; troublesome.
Roytish (a.) Wild; irregular.
Rubato (a.) Robbed; borrowed.
Rubbish (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.
Rubbly (a.) Relating to, or containing, rubble.
Rubedinous (a.) Reddish.
Rubefacient (a.) Making red.
Ruberythrinic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid extracted from madder root. It is a
yellow crystal
Rubescent (a.) Growing or becoming red; tending to redness.
Rubiaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants (Rubiaceae) named
after the madder (Rubia tinctoria), and including about three hundred and seventy genera and
over four thousand species. Among them are the coffee tree, the trees yielding peruvian bark
and quinine, the madder, the quaker ladies, and the trees bearing the edible fruits called
genipap and Sierre Leone peach, besides many plants noted for the beauty or the fragrance of
their blossoms.
Rubianic (a.) pertaining to, or derived from, rubian; specifically, designating an acid called also
ruberythrinic acid.
Rubican (a.) Colored a prevailing red, bay, or black, with flecks of white or gray especially on
the flanks; -- said of horses.
Rubicund (a.) Inclining to redness; ruddy; red.
Rubidic (a.) Of or pertaining to rubidium; containing rubidium.
Rubific (a.) Making red; as, rubific rays.
Rubiform (a.) Having the nature or quality of red; as, the rubiform rays of the sun.
Rubiginose (a.) Alt. of Rubiginous
Rubiginous (a.) Having the appearance or color of iron rust; rusty-looking.
Rubious (a.) Red; ruddy.
Rubric (a.) Alt. of Rubrical
Rubrical (a.) Colored in, or marked with, red; placed in rubrics.
Rubrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the rubric or rubrics.
Ruby (a.) Ruby-colored; red; as, ruby lips.
Ruby-tailed (a.) Having the tail, or lower part of the body, bright red.
Rucervine (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rucervus, which includes the
swamp deer of India.
Rudderless (a.) Without a rudder.
Ruddied (a.) Made ruddy or red.
Ruderary (a.) Of or pertaining to rubbish..
Rudimental (a.) Rudimentary.
Rudimentary (a.) Of or pertaining to rudiments; consisting in first principles; elementary;
initial; as, rudimental essays.
Rudimentary (a.) Very imperfectly developed; in an early stage of development; embryonic.
Rudish (a.) Somewhat rude.
Rudolphine (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a set of astronomical tables computed by Kepler,
and founded on the observations of Tycho Brahe; -- so named from Rudolph II., emperor of
Germany.
Rueful (a.) Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.
Rueful (a.) Expressing sorrow.
Rufescent (a.) Reddish; tinged with red.
Ruffed (a.) Furnished with a ruff.
Ruffian (a.) brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.
Ruffianish (a.) Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian; ruffianly.
Ruffianlike (a.) Ruffianly.
Ruffianly (a.) Like a ruffian; bold in crimes; characteristic of a ruffian; violent; brutal.
Ruffianous (a.) Ruffianly.
Ruffin (a.) Disordered.
Ruffleless (a.) Having no ruffle.
Rufigallic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid which is obtained from gallic acid as a
brown or red crystal
Rufous (a.) Reddish; of a yellowish red or brownish red color; tawny.
Rug (a.) A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.
Rug (a.) A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes,
as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potiere, for
protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.
Rug (a.) A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.
Rugate (a.) Having alternate ridges and depressions; wrinkled.
Rug-gowned (a.) Wearing a coarse gown or shaggy garment made of rug.
Ruggy (a.) Rugged; rough.
Rug-headed (a.) Having shaggy hair; shock-headed.
Rugose (a.) Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the
spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound.
Rugous (a.) Wrinkled; rugose.
Rugulose (a.) Somewhat rugose.
Ruinable (a.) Capable of being ruined.
Ruinate (a.) Involved in ruin; ruined.
Ruiniform (a.) Having the appearance of ruins, or of the ruins of houses; -- said of certain
minerals.
Ruinous (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous
project.
Ruinous (a.) Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a
ruinous state.
Ruinous (a.) Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.
Rulable (a.) That may be ruled; subject to rule; accordant or conformable to rule.
Rule (a.) That which is prescribed or laid down as a guide for conduct or action; a governing
direction for a specific purpose; an authoritative enactment; a regulation; a prescription; a
precept; as, the rules of various societies; the rules governing a school; a rule of etiquette or
propriety; the rules of cricket.
Rule (a.) Uniform or established course of things.
Rule (a.) Systematic method or practice; as, my ule is to rise at six o'clock.
Rule (a.) Ordibary course of procedure; usual way; comon state or condition of things; as, it is
a rule to which there are many exeptions.
Rule (a.) Conduct in general; behavior.
Rule (a.) The act of ruling; administration of law; government; empire; authority; control.
Rule (a.) An order regulating the practice of the courts, or an order made between parties to
an action or a suit.
Rule (a.) A determinate method prescribed for performing any operation and producing a
certain result; as, a rule for extracting the cube root.
Rule (a.) A general principle concerning the formation or use of words, or a concise statement
thereof; thus, it is a rule in England, that s or es , added to a noun in the singular number,
forms the plural of that noun; but "man" forms its plural "men", and is an exception to the
rule.
Rule (a.) A straight strip of wood, metal, or the like, which serves as a guide in drawing a
straight
Rule (a.) A measuring instrument consisting of a graduated bar of wood, ivory, metal, or the
like, which is usually marked so as to show inches and fractions of an inch, and jointed so that
it may be folded compactly.
Rule (a.) A thin plate of metal (usually brass) of the same height as the type, and used for
printing
Rule (a.) A composing rule. See under Conposing.
Ruleless (a.) Destitute of rule; lawless.
Ruling (a.) Predominant; chief; reigning; controlling; as, a ruling passion; a ruling sovereign.
Ruling (a.) Used in marking or engraving
Ruly (a.) Orderly; easily restrained; -- opposed to unruly.
Rum (a.) Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.
Ruminal (a.) Ruminant; ruminating.
Ruminant (a.) Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of
or pertaining to the Ruminantia.
Ruminate (a.) Alt. of Ruminated
Ruminated (a.) Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer
matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.
Ruminative (a.) Inc
Rummy (a.) Of or pertaining to rum; characteristic of rum; as a rummy flavor.
Rummy (a.) Strange; odd.
Rumorous (a.) Of or pertaining to a rumor; of the nature of rumors.
Rumorous (a.) Famous; notorious.
Rumorous (a.) Murmuring.
Rump-fed (a.) A Shakespearean word of uncertain meaning. Perhaps "fattened in the rump,
pampered."
Rumpled (a.) Wrinkled; crumpled.
Rumpless (a.) Destitute of a rump.
Rumply (a.) Rumpled.
Run (a.) To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick
action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a
stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a
horse, a dog.
Run (a.) To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
Run (a.) To flee, as from fear or danger.
Run (a.) To steal off; to depart secretly.
Run (a.) To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run
for Congress.
Run (a.) To pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; --
often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.
Run (a.) To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.
Run (a.) To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to
another.
Run (a.) To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on.
Run (a.) To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on.
Run (a.) To creep, as serpents.
Run (a.) To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs
up in the spring; her blood ran cold.
Run (a.) To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
Run (a.) To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.
Run (a.) To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
Run (a.) To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the
steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago.
Run (a.) To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of
man runneth not to the contrary.
Run (a.) To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel
and the station.
Run (a.) To make progress; to proceed; to pass.
Run (a.) To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and
day; the mill runs six days in the week.
Run (a.) To have a course or direction; as, a
Run (a.) To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
Run (a.) To be popularly known; to be generally received.
Run (a.) To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.
Run (a.) To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to inc
Run (a.) To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.
Run (a.) To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to
follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land.
Run (a.) To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.
Run (a.) To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
Run (a.) To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for
six months.
Run (a.) To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of
vessels.
Run (a.) Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a
propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air
under the body.
Run (a.) To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when
neither foot touches the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.
Run (a.) Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.
Run (a.) Smuggled; as, run goods.
Runaway (a.) Running away; fleeing from danger, duty, restraint, etc.; as, runaway soldiers; a
runaway horse.
Runaway (a.) Accomplished by running away or elopement, or during flight; as, a runaway
marriage.
Runaway (a.) Won by a long lead; as, a runaway victory.
Runaway (a.) Very successful; accomplishing success quickly; as, a runaway bestseller.
Runcinate (a.) Pinnately cut with the lobes pointing downwards, as the leaf of the dandelion.
Runic (a.) Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic
letters; runic names; runic rhyme.
Running (a.) Moving or advancing by running.
Running (a.) Having a running gait; not a trotter or pacer.
Running (a.) trained and kept for running races; as, a running horse.
Running (a.) Successive; one following the other without break or intervention; -- said of
periods of time; as, to be away two days running; to sow land two years running.
Running (a.) Flowing; easy; cursive; as, a running hand.
Running (a.) Continuous; keeping along step by step; as, he stated the facts with a running
explanation.
Running (a.) Extending by a slender climbing or trailing stem; as, a running vine.
Running (a.) Discharging pus; as, a running sore.
Runt (a.) Any animal which is unusually small, as compared with others of its kind; -- applied
particularly to domestic animals.
Runt (a.) A variety of domestic pigeon, related to the barb and carrier.
Runt (a.) A dwarf; also, a mean, despicable, boorish person; -- used opprobriously.
Runt (a.) The dead stump of a tree; also, the stem of a plant.
Runty (a.) Like a runt; diminutive; mean.
Rupial (a.) Of or pertaining to rupia.
Rupico
Ruptured (a.) Having a rupture, or hernia.
Rural (a.) Of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the
country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect.
Rural (a.) Of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy.
Ruridecanal (a.) Of or pertaining to a rural dean; as, a ruridecanal district; the ruridecanal
intellect.
Rurigenous (a.) Born in the country.
Rushed (a.) Abounding or covered with rushes.
Rushlike (a.) Resembling a rush; weak.
Rushy (a.) Abounding with rushes.
Rushy (a.) Made of rushes.
Rusine (a.) Of, like, or pertaining to, a deer of the genus Rusa, which includes the sambur deer
(Rusa Aristotelis) of India.
Russ (a.) Of or pertaining to the Russians.
Russet (a.) Of a reddish brown color, or (by some called) a red gray; of the color composed of
blue, red, and yellow in equal strength, but unequal proportions, namely, two parts of red to
one each of blue and yellow; also, of a yellowish brown color.
Russet (a.) Coarse; homespun; rustic.
Russety (a.) Of a russet color; russet.
Russian (a.) Of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or language.
Rustful (a.) Full of rust; resembling rust; causing rust; rusty.
Rustic (a.) Of or pertaining to the country; rural; as, the rustic gods of antiquity.
Rustic (a.) Rude; awkward; rough; unpolished; as, rustic manners.
Rustic (a.) Coarse; plain; simple; as, a rustic entertainment; rustic dress.
Rustic (a.) Simple; artless; unadorned; unaffected.
Rustical (a.) Rustic.
Rusticated (a.) Resembling rustic work. See Rustic work (a), under Rustic.
Rustless (a.) Free from rust.
Rutaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of a natural order (Rutaceae) of which the rue is the
type, and which includes also the orange, lemon, dittany, and buchu.
Ruthenic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those
compounds in which it has a higher valence as contrasted with ruthenious compounds.
Ruthenious (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, ruthenium; specifically, designating those
compounds in which it has a lower valence as contrasted with ruthenic compounds.
Ruthful (a.) Full of ruth
Ruthful (a.) Pitiful; tender.
Ruthful (a.) Full of sorrow; woeful.
Ruthful (a.) Causing sorrow.
Ruthless (a.) Having no ruth; cruel; pitiless.
Rutic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, rue (Ruta); as, rutic acid, now commonly called
capric acid.
Rutilant (a.) Having a reddish glow; shining.
Ruttish (a.) Inc
Rutty (a.) Ruttish; lustful.
Rutty (a.) Full of ruts; as, a rutty road.
Rutty (a.) Rooty.
Ryal (a.) Royal.
Rypophagous (a.) Eating, or subsisting on, filth.
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Adjectives Starting with R
For the Interesting Adjectives category, the descriptive words included are those which can make the text or
speech more engaging to the audience. There are also Positive Adjectives and Negative Adjectives lists in this
article, which are basically composed of adjectives that convey desirable and undesirable characteristics
respectively.
Interesting Adjectives
rabid: having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something
– a rabid feminist
rackety: rowdy; noisy and usually not in good condition
– his rackety old car
raffish: unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner
– his raffish air
ravenous: extremely hungry; (of hunger or need) very great; voracious
– a ravenous appetite
recondite:(of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse
– the book is full of recondite information
Positive Adjectives to Describe a Person
rational: able to think clearly, sensibly, and logically
– a rational teacher
reasonable: having sound judgment; fair and sensible
– no reasonable person could have objected
receptive: willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas
– a receptive audience
reflective: relating to or characterized by deep thought; thoughtful
– a quiet, reflective, astute man
responsible: capable of being trusted
– a responsible young man
Positive Adjectives to Describe an Event
rapid: happening in a short time or at a fast pace
– the country’s rapid economic rise
realistic: representing familiar things in a way that is accurate or true to life
– a realistic human drama
recreational: relating to or denoting activity done for enjoyment when one is not working
– recreational activities
recurrent: occurring often or repeatedly
– she had a recurrent dream about falling
relaxed: free from tension and anxiety; at ease
– a relaxed social event
Positive Adjectives to Describe a Place
rangy: having a large, open range
– the rangy, hard, scruffy frontier
reedy: full of or edged with reeds
– they swam in the reedy lake
refreshing: welcome or stimulating because new or different
– the restaurant’s refreshing atmosphere
roomy: having plenty of room; spacious
– their roomy mansion
rousing: exciting; stirring
– a rousing place to ski
Negative Adjectives to Describe a Person
ragged: suffering from exhaustion or stress; wearing old and torn clothes
– he looked a little ragged, a little shadowy beneath the eyes
rambunctious: difficult to control or handle; wildly boisterous
– a rambunctious child
rash: displaying or proceeding from a lack of careful consideration of the possible consequences of an action
– her rash assumption
recalcitrant: having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline
– a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds
reckless: without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action
– his reckless driving
Negative Adjectives to Describe an Event
rampant: (especially of something unwelcome or unpleasant) flourishing or spreading unchecked
– political violence was rampant
raucous: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise
– a raucous street party
regrettable: giving rise to regret; undesirable; unwelcome
– the loss of this number of jobs is regrettable
relentless: oppressively constant; incessant.
– the relentless heat of the desert
ruinous: disastrous or destructive.
– a ruinous effect on the environment
Negative Adjectives to Describe a Place
ratty: shabby, untidy or in bad condition; infested with rats
– a ratty cabin
rebellious: engaged in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler
– a rebellious city
revolting: causing intense disgust; disgusting
– a revolting hotel
ridiculous: deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd
– a ridiculous gallery
riotous: marked by or involving public disorder
– a riotous part of the state
Heroic Adjectives
redemptive: acting to save someone from error or evil
– his redemptive deed
regal: of, resembling, or fit for a monarch, especially in being magnificent or dignified
– his regal authority
respectable: regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct
– a respectable knight
reverent: feeling or showing deep and solemn respect
– a reverent soldier
righteous: morally right or justifiable; virtuous.
– he is a good, righteous man
Sporty Adjectives
rare: unusually good or remarkable
– he plays with rare strength and sensitivity
rawboned: having a bony or gaunt physique
– a rawboned gymnast
remarkable: worthy of attention; striking
– a remarkable team captain
renowned: known or talked about by many people; famous
– a renowned football player
reputable: having a good reputation
– a reputable basketball team
robust: strong and healthy; vigorous
– a robust professional wrestler
Romantic Adjectives
racy: lively, entertaining, and typically mildly titillating sexually
– is a racy Latina
radiant: clearly emanating great joy, love, or health
– she gave him a radiant smile
rakish: smart; jaunty; dashing
– he had a rakish, debonair look
reliable: consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted
– a reliable partner
rosy: (especially of a person’s skin) colored like a pink or red rose, typically as an indication of health, youth,
or embarrassment
– her rosy cheeks
romantic: inclined toward or suggestive of the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.
– a romantic candlelit dinner
Shortest Adjectives
raw: not processed or subjected to analysis
– raw data
red: characterized by violence or bloodshed
– red deeds
rum: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
– a rum accent
racy: suggestive of sexual impropriety
– a racy movie
rank: growing profusely
– rank jungle vegetation
rapt: feeling great rapture or delight
– she shut her eyes and seemed rapt with desire
rare: not widely distributed
– rare herbs
rash: marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
– rash hijacker
real: capable of being treated as fact
– real evidence
rear: located in or toward the back or rear
– the chair’s rear legs
Longest Adjectives
representational: (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
– representational images
roentgenographic: relating to or produced by roentgenography
– roentgenographic examination
radiotelephonic: relating to or by means of radiotelephony
– aradiotelephonic process
radiosensitive: sensitive to radiation
– radiosensitive cancer cells can be treated with radiotherapy
reconstructive: helping to restore to good condition
– reconstructive surgery
rehabilitative: tending to reform
– reformative and rehabilitative agencies
rembrandtesque: in the manner of Rembrandt
– rembrandtesque self-portrait
representative: being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power
through elected officers and representatives
– representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people
ratiocinative: based on exact thinking
– one’s ratiocinative powers
rationalistic: of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism
a rationalistic theory
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1125 Adjectives Starting with R
Rabbinic Redressive Resinic Rimose
Rabbinical Redressless Resiniferous Rimous
Rabble Red-short Resiniform Rimy
Rabdoidal Red-tailed Resino-electric Rindless
Rabious Red-tape Resinoid Rindy
Raca Reducent Resinous Rined
Racemed Reducible Resiny Rinforzando
Racemic Reductive Resistant Ringed
Racemiferous Redundant Resistful Ringent
Racemiform Reduplicate Resistible Ring-necked
Racemose Reduplicative Resisting Ringstraked
Racemous Reechy Resistive Ring-streaked
Racemulose Reed Resistless Ring-tailed
Rachidian Reeded Resoluble Riotous
Rachiodont Reeden Resolutive Riparian
Rachitic Reedless Resolutory Riparious
Racial Reedy Resolvable Ripieno
Rack Reefy Resolvent Ripple-marked
Racket-tailed Reeky Resonant Ripply
Rackety Reeligible Resorbent Risible
Racle Reentrant Resorcylic Rising
Radial Reexaminable Resourceful Riskful
Radiant Reezed Resourceless Risky
Radiate Refective Respectable Risorial
Radiated Referable Respectant Ritardando
Radiate-veined Referential Respectful Ritenuto
Radiatiform Referrible Respective Ritual
Radiative Refined Respectless Ritualistic
Radical Reflected Respectuous Rival
Radicant Reflectent Respirable Rivered
Radicate Reflectible Respirational Rivery
Radicated Reflecting Respirative Rivose
Radiciflorous Reflective Respiratory Roach-backed
Radiciform Reflex Respiteless Roadless
Radicular Reflexed Resplendent Roan
Radiculose Reflexible Resplendishant Roast
Radiolarian Reflexive Resplendishing Roborant
Radious Refluent Respondent Roborean
Raduliform Reflueus Responsal Roboreous
Raffaelesque Reflux Responseless Robust
Raffish Reformable Responsible Robustious
Rafty Reformative Responsive Roccellic
Rageful Reformatory Responsorial Rockered
Raggie Reformed Responsory Rocking
Ragguled Refractable Restagnant Rockless
Raggy Refracted Restant Rocky
Ragious Refracting Restful Rococo
Raguled Refractive Restiff Roddy
Railing Refractory Restiform Rodentia
Rainbowed Refragable Restive Rodomont
Rainless Refrangible Restless Rody
Rain-tight Refresh Restorable Roed
Rainy Refreshful Restorative Rogatory
Raisable Refreshing Restoratory Roguish
Raised Refrigerant Restrainable Roguy
Raisonne Refrigerative Restrict Roial
Rajah Refrigeratory Restrictionary Roily
Rakehell Refringent Restrictive Roinish
Rakehelly Refulgent Restringent Roisterly
Rakel Refusable Resty Roky
Rakish Refuse Resultant Rollable
Ral Refutable Resultful Rolling
Rallentando Refutatory Resultive Rolly-poly
Ramage Regal Resultless Romaic
Ramagious Regalian Resumable Roman
Ramal Regardable Resumptive Romance
Rambling Regardful Resupinate Romancy
Rameal Regardless Resupinated Romanesque
Ramed Regency Resupine Romanish
Ramentaceous Regenerate Resurgent Romantic
Rameous Regenerative Resuscitable Romantical
Ramiflorous Regeneratory Resuscitate Romeward
Ramiform Regent Resuscitative Romish
Ramigerous Regible Retail Romping
Ramiparous Regicidal Retainable Rompish
Rammish Regimental Retaliative Rompu
Rammy Regiminal Retaliatory Roody
Ramose Regional Retardative Roofless
Ramous Regious Retchless Roofy
Rampacious Registering Retecious Rooky
Rampageous Regius Retentive Room
Rampler Reglementary Retiary Roomer
Ramshackle Regnal Reticent Roomful
Ramulose Regnant Reticular Roomless
Ramulous Regnative Reticulate Roomsome
Ranal Regressive Reticulated Roomthy
Rancescent Regretful Reticulose Roomy
Rancid Regu Retiform Rooted
Rancorous Reguardant Retinal Rootless
Random Regulable Retinerved Rooty
Ranine Regular Retinic Ropalic
Rankle Regulative Retinoid Ropewalk
Ransomable Rehibitory Retinophoral Ropish
Ransomless Reimbursable Retinulate Ropy
Rantipole Reinfectious Retired Roral
Ranty Reinless Retiring Roric
Ranunculaceous Reissuable Retortive Rorid
Rapacious Reiterant Retractable Roriferous
Rapeful Reiterate Retractible Rorifluent
Raphaelesque Rejectable Retractile Rorulent
Rapid Rejectaneous Retractive Rory
Rapiered Rejectitious Retreatful Rosaceous
Rapinous Rejective Retributive Rosacic
Rapt Rejuvenescent Retributory Roscid
Raptorial Relapsing Retrievable Roseal
Raptorious Relational Retroactive Roseate
Rapturous Relative Retrocedent Rose-colored
Rare Relax Retrocopulant Rose-cut
Rarefiable Relaxable Retroflex Rosen
Rareripe Relaxative Retroflexed Rose-pink
Rasante Releasable Retrofract Rose-red
Rascal Relentless Retrofracted Rose-water
Rascally Relevant Retrogenerative Rosicrucian
Rashful Reliable Retrograde Rosied
Rasorial Reliant Retrogressive Rosiny
Raspy Relicted Retromingent Rosolic
Ratable Reliefful Retropulsive Rosselly
Rateable Reliefless Retrorse Rostellar
Rath Relievable Retrospective Rostellate
Rathe Relieving Retrousse Rostelliform
Rather Religionary Retroverted Rostral
Rathripe Religionless Retruse Rostrate
Ratiocinative Religious Returnable Rostrated
Ratiocinatory Relinquent Returnless Rostriform
Rational Reliquian Retuse Rosulate
Rationale Relishable Revalescent Rotal
Rationalistic Relucent Revealable Rotary
Rationalistical Reluctant Revelous Rotate
Ratitate Remainder Revengeable Rotated
Ratite Remanence Revengeful Rotation
Ratsbaned Remanency Revengeless Rotative
Rat-tail Remanent Revenging Rotatory
Rat-tailed Remarkable Reverberant Rother
Rattle-brained Remeant Reverberate Rotiform
Rattle-headed Remediable Reverberative Rotten
Rattle-pated Remedial Reverberatory Rotular
Raucid Remediate Reverend Rotund
Raucous Remediless Reverent Rotunda
Raven Rememberable Reverential Rotundate
Ravening Rememorative Reversal Rotundifolious
Ravenous Remiform Reverse Rouge
Ravin Remindful Reversed Rough-footed
Raving Reminiscent Reverseless Rough-grained
Ravishing Reminiscential Reversible Roughhewn
Ravissant Remiped Reversing Roughish
Rawbone Remiss Reversionary Rough-legged
Rawboned Remissful Reverted Roughshod
Rawish Remissible Revertible Roughwrought
Rayless Remissive Revertive Rounceval
Rayonnant Remissory Reviewable Round
Razed Remittent Revigorate Roundabout
Razorable Remnant Reviling Round-arm
Razor-backed Remollient Revisable Round-backed
Reachable Remonstrant Revisional Rounded
Reachless Remonstrative Revisionary Roundel
Reactionary Remontant Revisory Roundheaded
Reactive Remorsed Revivable Rounding
Read Remorseful Revivalistic Roundish
Readable Remorseless Reviviscent Round-shouldered
Reading Removable Revocable Roundy
Ready-made Removed Revocatory Rousant
Ready-witted Remuable Revolting Rousing
Real Remugient Revoluble Routinary
Realistic Remunerable Revolute Routish
Realizable Remunerative Revolutionary Rowable
Realizing Remuneratory Revolutive Rowdydowdy
Realmless Renable Revolvable Rowdyish
Rear Renaissant Revolving Rowed
Rearmost Renal Revulsive Roy
Reasonless Renal-portal Rewardable Royal
Reasty Renardine Rewardful Roynish
Reaumur Renascent Rewardless Roytish
Rebellious Renascible Rewful Rubato
Reboant Renate Rh/tic Rubbish
Rebucous Renderable Rhabarbarate Rubbly
Rebukable Rendible Rhabdocoelous Rubedinous
Rebukeful Renewable Rhabdoidal Rubefacient
Rebuttable Reniform Rhachidian Ruberythrinic
Rec Renitent Rhachiodont Rubescent
Recalcitrant Renneted Rhadamanthine Rubiaceous
Recallable Renowmed Rhamnaceous Rubianic
Recapitulatory Renowned Rhapsodic Rubican
Reccheles Renownful Rheic Rubicund
Receivable Renownless Rhematic Rubidic
Recent Rentable Rhemish Rubific
Receptacular Renunciatory Rhenish Rubiform
Receptary Renverse Rheometric Rubiginose
Receptible Reobtainable Rhetian Rubiginous
Receptive Reorient Rhetic Rubious
Recessed Rep Rhetorical Rubric
Recessional Repairable Rhetorician Rubrical
Recessive Repand Rheumatic Ruby
Recherche Reparable Rheumatismal Ruby-tailed
Rechless Reparative Rheumatismoid Rucervine
Recidivous Repassant Rheumic Rudderless
Recipient Repayable Rheumy Ruddied
Reciprocal Repealable Rhinal Ruderary
Reciprocornous Repeating Rhinencephalic Rudimental
Reciprocous Repellent Rhinocerial Rudimentary
Reciprok Repent Rhinocerical Rudish
Recitative Repentant Rhinocerotic Rudolphine
Reckless Repentless Rhinological Rueful
Reckling Repercussive Rhinolophine Rufescent
Reclaimable Repertitious Rhinoplastic Ruffed
Reclaimless Repetitional Rhinoscopic Ruffian
Reclinant Repetitionary Rhizanthous Ruffianish
Reclinate Repetitious Rhizocarpous Ruffianlike
Reclining Repetitive Rhizogan Ruffianly
Recluse Replaceable Rhizomatous Ruffianous
Reclusive Replantable Rhizophagous Ruffin
Recognitory Replete Rhizophorous Ruffleless
Recognizable Repletive Rhizopodous Rufigallic
Recollective Repletory Rhodammonium Rufous
Recomfortless Repleviable Rhodanic Rug
Recommendable Replevisable Rhodian Rugate
Recommendatory Replicate Rhodic Rug-gowned
Recompensive Replicated Rhodizonic Ruggy
Reconcilable Reportable Rhombic Rug-headed
Reconciliatory Reportorial Rhombohedral Rugose
Recondite Reposed Rhombohedric Rugous
Reconstructive Reposeful Rhomboid Rugulose
Reconvertible Repousse Rhomboidal Ruinable
Recording Reprehensible Rhomboid-ovate Ruinate
Recourseful Reprehensive Rhonchal Ruiniform
Recoverable Reprehensory Rhonchial Ruinous
Recreant Representable Rhonchisonant Rulable
Recreative Representant Rhopalic Rule
Re-creative Representationary Rhubarby Ruleless
Recremental Representative Rhymeless Ruling
Recrementitial Repressible Rhymic Ruly
Recrementitious Repressive Rhythmic Rum
Recriminative Reprevable Rhythmical Ruminal
Recriminatory Reproachablr Rhythming Ruminant
Recrudescent Reproachful Rhythmless Ruminate
Rectal Reproachless Rial Ruminated
Rectangle Reprobate Riant Ruminative
Rectangled Reprobative Ribald Rummy
Rectangular Reprobatory Ribaldish Rumorous
Recti Reproductive Ribaldrous Rump-fed
Rectifiable Reproductory Ribanded Rumpled
Rectinerved Reprovable Ribaudred Rumpless
Rectirostral Reptant Ribaudrous Rumply
Rectiserial Reptatory Ribbed Run
Rectoral Reptile Ribless Runaway
Rectorial Reptilian Riches Runcinate
Recto-uterine Republic Ricinelaidic Runic
Rectovaginal Republican Ricinic Running
Recto-vesical Repudiable Ricinoleic Runt
Recumbent Repugnable Ricinolic Runty
Recuperable Repugnant Ricketish Rupial
Recuperative Repulseless Rickety Rupico
Recuperatory Repulsive Rictal Ruptured
Recureless Repulsory Ridable Rural
Recurrent Reputable Riddling Ruridecanal
Recursant Reputeless Rident Rurigenous
Recurvate Requirable Riderless Rushed
Recurved Requisite Ridgy Rushlike
Recurvirostral Requisitive Ridicule Rushy
Recurvous Requisitory Ridiculous Rusine
Recusant Requitable Riding Russ
Recusative Rescindable Rife Russet
Red Rescissory Rigescent Russety
Redargutory Rescriptive Riggish Russian
Redden Rescuable Right- Rustful
Reddish Rescueless Right Rustic
Redditive Researchful Right-angled Rustical
Redeemable Resemblable Righteous Rusticated
Redeless Resemblant Righteoused Rustless
Redemptible Resentful Rightful Rutaceous
Redemptive Resentive Right-hand Ruthenic
Redemptory Reservative Right-handed Ruthenious
Redented Reserved Right-handed Ruthful
Redhibitory Resiant Right-hearted Ruthless
Red-hot Resident Rightless Rutic
Redient Residential Right-minded Rutilant
Redintegrate Residentiary Right-running Ruttish
Redirect Residual Rightwise Rutty
Red-letter Residuary Rigid Ryal
Redolent Residuous Rigidulous Rypophagous
Redoubtable Resigned Rigmarole
Redoubted Resilient Rigorous
Redressible Resinaceous Rily
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