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RICHNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does richness mean? 

RICHNESS (noun)
  The noun RICHNESS has 7 senses:

1. the property of being extremely abundant
2. abundant wealth
3. the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing
4. the quality of having high intrinsic value
5. the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
6. a strong deep vividness of hue
7. splendid or imposing in size or appearance

  Familiarity information: RICHNESS used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RICHNESS (noun)


Sense 1richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being extremely abundant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

richness; profusion; profuseness; cornucopia

Context examples:

the profusion of detail / the idiomatic richness of English

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

abundance; copiousness; teemingness (the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "richness"):

overgrowth (a profusion of growth on or over something else)

greenness; verdancy; verdure (the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation)

wilderness (a bewildering profusion)


Sense 2richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abundant wealth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

affluence; richness

Context examples:

they studied forerunners of richness or poverty / the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

wealth; wealthiness (the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "richness"):

comfort; ease (a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state)


Sense 3richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fullness; mellowness; richness

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)


Sense 4richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of having high intrinsic value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

the richness of the mines and pastureland / the cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

value (the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable)


Sense 5richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

prolificacy; rankness; fertility; richness

Context examples:

he praised the richness of the soil / weeds lovely in their rankness

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

fecundity; fruitfulness (the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth)


Sense 6richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A strong deep vividness of hue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

shade; tincture; tint; tone (a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color)


Sense 7richness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Splendid or imposing in size or appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

impressiveness; magnificence; grandness; richness

Context examples:

the grandness of the architecture / impressed by the richness of the flora

Hypernyms ("richness" is a kind of...):

excellence (the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "richness"):

expansiveness; expansivity (a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand)

loftiness; majesty; stateliness (impressiveness in scale or proportion)


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