1. the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

he praised the richness of the soil


weeds lovely in their rankness

Syn: ↑richness, ↑prolificacy, ↑fertility
Derivationally related forms: ↑fertile (for: ↑fertility), ↑rank, ↑rich (for: ↑richness)
Hypernyms: ↑fruitfulness, ↑fecundity
2. the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
Derivationally related forms: ↑fetid (for: ↑fetidness), ↑rank, ↑foul (for: ↑foulness), ↑stinky (for: ↑stinkiness), ↑malodorous (for: ↑malodorousness)
Hypernyms: ↑olfactory property, ↑smell, ↑aroma, ↑odor, ↑odour, ↑scent
Hyponyms: ↑body odor, ↑body odour, ↑B.O.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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