spacious
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French spacioux, from Latin spatiosus, from spatium space, room Date: 14th century 1. vast or ample in extent ; roomy <
a spacious residence
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2. large or magnificent in scale ; expansive <
a more spacious and stimulating existence than the farm could offer — H. L. Mencken
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spaciously adverbspaciousness noun Synonyms: spacious, commodious, capacious, ample mean larger in extent or capacity than the average. spacious implies great length and breadth <
a spacious front lawn
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. commodious stresses roominess and comfortableness <
a commodious and airy penthouse apartment
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. capacious stresses the ability to hold, contain, or retain more than the average <
a capacious suitcase
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. ample implies having a greater size, expanse, or amount than that deemed adequate <
ample closet space
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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