Definition of richly in English:



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

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