In need of powerful words that start with R?
Whether you want a word with a strong, powerful meaning or a word that sounds or feels powerful, I’ve done the legwork for you.
Here is a list of words beginning with the letter R that I think fit the bill of being ‘powerful’ in some way:
Powerful Words That Start With R
Radiant – emitting light or energy; shining brightly or glowing.
Radiate – to send out or emit (heat, light, or energy) in all directions.
Rapturous – feeling or expressing great joy or delight; ecstatic.
Ravage – to cause extensive damage or destruction to; to ruin or devastate.
Rebut – to argue against or challenge (a claim or statement); to oppose or contradict.
Redoubtable – worthy of respect or admiration because of dignity, strength, or courage; formidable.
Refine – to improve or perfect by removing impurities or unwanted elements; to make more subtle or refined.
Refute – to prove (a claim or statement) to be false or incorrect; to disprove.
Regal – royal; kingly; majestic.
Rejoice – to feel or show great joy or happiness; to be glad or delighted.
Relinquish – to give up or let go of (something); to renounce or surrender.
Remarkable – worthy of notice or attention; unusual or extraordinary.
Remonstrate – to protest or object to (something) in a forceful or earnest manner; to express strong disagreement or opposition.
Renovate – to restore to a former or better condition; to repair or refurbish.
Renowned – famous or well-known for a particular quality or achievement; highly regarded or respected.
Repudiate – to reject or disown (something) as untrue, invalid, or unworthy; to refuse to accept or support.
Resilient – able to bounce back quickly from difficulty or hardship; able to recover quickly from setbacks.
Resolute – firm or determined in purpose; unwavering.
Resplendent – shining brightly or glowing; dazzling.
Restitution – the act of making amends or reparation, especially for an injury or damage.
Reticent – inclined to be silent or reserved in speech; not expressing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.
Retrieve – to bring back or recover (something lost or taken); to regain possession of.
Reverberate – to echo or resound; to repeat or reverberate sound or a sound.
Revere – to feel or show deep respect or admiration for (someone or something).
Revoke – to annul or cancel (something, such as a decree, order, or agreement); to retract or withdraw.
Robust – strong, healthy, and vigorous; sturdy and durable.
Rogue – a dishonest or unprincipled person; a scoundrel or rascal.
Roster – a list of names, especially of players on a sports team or members of an organization.
Rotund – having a round or plump shape; chubby or plump.
Ruse – a trick or stratagem intended to deceive or mislead; a cunning plan or scheme.
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.