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English noun: richness

1. richness (attribute) the property of being extremely abundant


SamplesThe profusion of detail.
The idiomatic richness of English.


Synonymscornucopia, profuseness, profusion


Broader (hypernym)abundance, copiousness, teemingness


Narrower (hyponym)greenness, overgrowth, verdancy, verdure, wilderness

2. richness (state) abundant wealth


SamplesThey studied forerunners of richness or poverty.
The richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty.


Synonymsaffluence


Broader (hypernym)wealth, wealthiness


Narrower (hyponym)comfort, ease

3. richness (attribute) the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing


SamplesThe music had a fullness that echoed through the hall.
The cheap wine had no body, no mellowness.
He was well aware of the richness of his own appearance.


Synonymsfullness, mellowness


Broader (hypernym)property

4. richness (attribute) the quality of having high intrinsic value


SamplesThe richness of the mines and pastureland.
The cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive.


Broader (hypernym)value

5. richness (attribute) the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth


SamplesHe praised the richness of the soil.
Weeds lovely in their rankness.


Synonymsfertility, prolificacy, rankness


Broader (hypernym)fecundity, fruitfulness

6. richness (attribute) a strong deep vividness of hue


SamplesThe fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room.


Broader (hypernym)shade, tincture, tint, tone

7. richness (attribute) splendid or imposing in size or appearance


SamplesThe grandness of the architecture.
Impressed by the richness of the flora.


Synonymsgrandness, impressiveness, magnificence


Broader (hypernym)excellence


Narrower (hyponym)expansiveness, expansivity, loftiness, majesty, stateliness









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