Definition of richly in US English:

richly

adverb

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

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