Definition of Richness

1. Noun. The property of being extremely abundant. "The idiomatic richness of English"

Exact synonyms: Cornucopia, Profuseness, Profusion
Generic synonyms: Abundance, Copiousness, Teemingness
Specialized synonyms: Overgrowth, Greenness, Verdancy, Verdure, Wilderness
Derivative terms: Profuse, Rich, Rich, Rich

2. Noun. Abundant wealth. "The richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"
Exact synonyms: Affluence
Generic synonyms: Wealth, Wealthiness
Specialized synonyms: Comfort, Ease
Derivative terms: Affluent, Rich

3. Noun. The property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing. "He was well aware of the richness of his own appearance"
Exact synonyms: Fullness, Mellowness
Generic synonyms: Property
Derivative terms: Full, Mellow, Rich

4. Noun. The quality of having high intrinsic value. "The cut of her clothes and the richness of the fabric were distinctive"
Generic synonyms: Value
Derivative terms: Rich, Rich

5. Noun. The property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth. "Weeds lovely in their rankness"
Exact synonyms: Fertility, Prolificacy, Rankness
Generic synonyms: Fecundity, Fruitfulness
Derivative terms: Fertile, Rank, Rank, Rich, Rich, Rich

6. Noun. A strong deep vividness of hue. "The fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"
Generic synonyms: Shade, Tincture, Tint, Tone
Derivative terms: Rich

7. Noun. Splendid or imposing in size or appearance. "Impressed by the richness of the flora"
Exact synonyms: Grandness, Impressiveness, Magnificence
Generic synonyms: Excellence
Specialized synonyms: Expansiveness, Expansivity, Loftiness, Majesty, Stateliness
Derivative terms: Grand, Grand, Grand, Impressive, Magnificent, Rich, Rich

Definition of Richness

1. n. The quality or state of being rich (in any sense of the adjective).

Definition of Richness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being rich; richdom. ¹

2. Noun. (context: ecology) The number of types in a community. ¹

3. Noun. The result or product of being rich. ¹

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Definition of Richness

1. the state of being rich [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Richness

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Literary usage of Richness

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1. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"The globular richness is greater in males than in females. There is according to Malassez ... Cathartics have been found to increase the globular richness, ..."

2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"In both data bases, sampling intensity, rather than environmental or biological factors, explains most of the geographic variation in species richness. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Л namesake and relation of Raphael's was a skilful painter with great delicacy and richness of effect in spite of their unsuitability for their special ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"ACTION OF IRON, COD-LIVER OIL, AND ARSENIC ON THE GLOBULAR richness OF THE ... Globular richness—te number of globules found in the cubic millimetre—of ..."

5. Sinai and Palestine: In Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1875)
"richness of ~^" ^u^ ^ere ^s another aspect under which the ... Every traveller has remarked on the richness of its soil— the exuberance of its crops. ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"According to the descriptions found in the Talmud, this region was a marvel of richness and fertility, a veritable paradise; and the same is affirmed by ..."

7. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"richness of Egypt—An agricultural and manufacturing ... The richness of the valley of the Nile was proverbial; and this had no doubt induced the conquering ..."

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