Definition of richly in English:

richly

adverb

  • 1In an elaborate, generous, or plentiful way.

    ‘she was richly dressed in the height of fashion’
    ‘Levkas and its neighbouring islands reward explorers richly’
    • ‘But it doesn't take too long to realise that this tiny exhibition is in fact one of the most richly rewarding currently on show.’
    • ‘And it is in watching such a richly drawn, complex film that we become the winners.’
    • ‘The walls of the hall are covered with leather richly decorated with gilt designs.’
    • ‘The two richly dressed infants have brought their pets, as bright-eyed as themselves, with them.’
    • ‘For that he has been richly rewarded with a piece of footballing history.’
    • ‘It is both funny and moving, simple and richly rewarding, and most certainly worthy of your attention.’
    • ‘In this scene the seated woman is also richly dressed and is also wearing a handsome feathered hat.’
    • ‘For his journey has been both personal and universal, and richly complex in implication.’
    • ‘It provides exhilarating fun and a richly designed and often quite funny re-exploration of movies past.’
    • ‘Her work in Vera Drake is so fully rounded, richly detailed and emotionally devastating that there really is no competition.’
    • ‘The baths were very early Roman in date, of large size and richly decorated.’
    • ‘Every part is richly decorated with flowers, hearts, twisting vines and grotesque heads.’
    • ‘There are intricate carvings on huge stone columns and the walls are richly panelled and decorated.’
    • ‘In 1534 the Dragalevtsi gospel was composed and was richly decorated with fine paintings.’
    • ‘This is a world that is entirely believable with a set of characters and relationships that are complex and richly developed.’
    • ‘Their six assembly representatives were richly rewarded with four ministerial posts.’
    • ‘Some of the ceilings, especially that of the domed rotunda and the dining room, are richly decorated.’
    • ‘But if you have any genuine interest in strategy or history, you will be richly rewarded.’
    • ‘The large vases, jars, and bowls displayed are all richly decorated with delicate and elaborate blue underglazes.’
    • ‘This is a year in which the qualities of steadiness, patience, loyalty and bravery will be richly rewarded.’
    sumptuously, opulently, luxuriously, palatially, lavishly, gorgeously, splendidly, magnificently, resplendently, plushly, expensively, fancily, stylishly, elegantly, exquisitely, grandiosely
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    1. 1.1as submodifier Fully (used to emphasize that something is merited and just)
      ‘give your family a richly deserved holiday’
      • ‘With the half approaching the midway point Portlaoise got the break they so richly deserved.’
      • ‘In the past decade, Robert Redford hasn't been handed the kind of roles he so richly deserves.’
      • ‘If they abuse their power, they richly deserve to be deprived of it.’
      • ‘You also received profuse apologies, which you richly deserved.’
      • ‘Indisputably, India was the most balanced of the eight teams on view and richly deserved the triumph.’
      • ‘It was indeed a fitting tribute to two marvellous people and was richly deserved.’
      • ‘They played some excellent football and richly deserve their place in the final.’
      • ‘In his final years, some time was spent modestly accepting the plaudits he richly deserved.’
      • ‘He said that she richly deserves the award which she received at a black tie event in the Civic Hall, Trowbridge, last night.’
      • ‘But is that service receiving the recognition it so richly deserves?’
      • ‘Here is a true genius whose talent has somehow never got the kind of recognition it so richly deserves, Nandy says.’
      • ‘He also richly deserves the Album of the Year accolade given by Jazzwise magazine for his Let Freedom Ring collection.’
      • ‘This was a richly deserved commendation and Helen can be proud of her performance.’
      • ‘His suffering at her hands would have been unbearable had he not so richly deserved it for his crass stupidity and snobbishness.’
      • ‘First Nations performers and artists are now receiving the respect and admiration they richly deserve.’
      • ‘Dileep Tirkey richly deserves this award, all the more because he is the first tribal to get this top civilian honour.’
      • ‘Wyatt maybe locked into his role as great British eccentric, but he richly deserves a wider audience.’
      • ‘Workers will take the money, which they richly deserve, but it should not stop us seeing the big agenda and confronting the share scheme.’
      • ‘When will South get the recognition their music so richly deserves?’
      • ‘Turvey desperately needs more funding if he is to complete the season with Team SWR, a chance he richly deserves.’
      fully, thoroughly, in full measure, well, completely, wholly, totally, entirely, absolutely, altogether, amply, utterly, perfectly, quite, in every respect, in all respects
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Pronunciation

richly

/ˈrɪtʃli/