1. splendid or imposing in size or appearance

the grandness of the architecture


impressed by the richness of the flora

Syn: ↑grandness, ↑magnificence, ↑richness
Derivationally related forms: ↑rich (for: ↑richness), ↑magnificent (for: ↑magnificence), ↑grand (for: ↑grandness), ↑impressive
Hypernyms: ↑excellence
Hyponyms: ↑expansiveness, ↑expansivity, ↑stateliness, ↑majesty, ↑loftiness
2. the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind
Derivationally related forms: ↑impressive
Hypernyms: ↑quality

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