richness


richness
noun
1. the property of being extremely abundant (Freq. 3)
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the profusion of detail

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the idiomatic richness of English

Syn: ↑profusion, ↑profuseness, ↑cornucopia
Derivationally related forms: ↑rich, ↑profuse (for: ↑profuseness)
Hypernyms: ↑abundance, ↑copiousness, ↑teemingness
Hyponyms: ↑overgrowth, ↑greenness, ↑verdancy, ↑verdure, ↑wilderness
2. abundant wealth (Freq. 1)
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they studied forerunners of richness or poverty

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the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty

Syn: ↑affluence
Derivationally related forms: ↑rich, ↑affluent (for: ↑affluence)
Hypernyms: ↑wealth, ↑wealthiness
Hyponyms: ↑ease, ↑comfort
3. the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing (Freq. 1)
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the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall

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the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness

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he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance

Syn: ↑fullness, ↑mellowness
Derivationally related forms: ↑rich, ↑mellow (for: ↑mellowness), ↑full (for: ↑fullness)
Hypernyms: ↑property
4. the quality of having high intrinsic value
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the richness of the mines and pastureland

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the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive

Derivationally related forms: ↑rich
Hypernyms: ↑value
5. the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
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he praised the richness of the soil

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weeds lovely in their rankness

Syn: ↑rankness, ↑prolificacy, ↑fertility
Derivationally related forms: ↑fertile (for: ↑fertility), ↑rank (for: ↑rankness), ↑rich
Hypernyms: ↑fruitfulness, ↑fecundity
6. splendid or imposing in size or appearance
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the grandness of the architecture

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impressed by the richness of the flora

Derivationally related forms: ↑rich, ↑magnificent (for: ↑magnificence), ↑grand (for: ↑grandness), ↑impressive (for: ↑impressiveness)
Hypernyms: ↑excellence
Hyponyms: ↑expansiveness, ↑expansivity, ↑stateliness, ↑majesty, ↑loftiness
7. a strong deep vividness of hue
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the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room

Derivationally related forms: ↑rich
Hypernyms: ↑shade, ↑tint, ↑tincture, ↑tone

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