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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.


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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