1. the property of being extremely abundant (Freq. 3)

the profusion of detail


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)

they studied forerunners of richness or poverty


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)

the 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

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

the richness of the mines and pastureland


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

he praised the richness of the soil


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

the grandness of the architecture


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

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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