richly

richly
[[t]rɪ̱tʃli[/t]]
1) ADV-GRADED: usu ADV -ed/adj If something is richly coloured, flavoured, or perfumed, it has a pleasantly strong colour, flavour, or perfume.

...an opulent display of richly coloured fabrics.

...the richly flavoured, hearty foods of the region.

2) ADV-GRADED: usu ADV -ed/adj If something is richly decorated, patterned, or furnished, it has a lot of elaborate and beautiful decoration, patterns, or furniture.

Coffee steamed in the richly decorated silver pot.

...a richly illustrated introduction to the art of the Islamic world.

Syn:
lavishly
3) ADV-GRADED: ADV before v, ADV -ed (feelings) If you say that someone richly deserves an award, success, or victory, you approve of what they have done and feel very strongly that they deserve it.

He achieved the success he so richly deserved.

...a deeply affecting performance that won him a richly deserved Oscar.

4) ADV-GRADED: ADV -ed If a person or place is richly endowed or supplied with something, they have a lot of it.

...a boy richly endowed with courage...

The hands are richly supplied with nerve endings.

5) ADV-GRADED: ADV before v, ADV -ed If you are richly rewarded for doing something, you get something very valuable or pleasant in return for doing it.

It is a difficult book to read, but it richly rewards the effort...

Their caution has been richly rewarded.


English dictionary. 2008.

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