One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1formal (especially of furniture or a building) roomy and comfortable.
roomy, capacious, spacious, ample, substantial, generous, sizeable, large, big, broad, wide, extensiveView synonyms
- ‘He was unmarried and so had no use of the commodious house in the College to which he was entitled, but lived in rooms there.’
- ‘Many older drivers shy away from the growing breed of commodious, family-orientated ‘people carriers’.’
- ‘The commodious hall was almost full and on the makeshift stage musical instruments were being installed and tested by the accompanists.’
- ‘So the film finishes and we lie and chat amiably in my big commodious bed.’
- ‘It was being pulled down to make way for a larger, more commodious building.’
- ‘I found the suites capacious, the sofas commodious, the sandwiches copious.’
- ‘A commodious dwelling house with a spacious garden that included a fish pond, was also part of the property.’
- ‘We sit rent free in a handsome and commodious building, and with our occupancy ensured by a parliamentary title.’
- ‘The escalator opened onto a commodious red velvet lounge, in which there was a large oak bar lining one wall and already quite a few customers.’
- ‘The new car has a more commodious cabin than the old model, particularly in the rear.’
- ‘Inside the commodious house, yellow leather couches are well arranged and classical music is soothingly emanating from the family hi-fi.’
- ‘The palace building was commodious enough to accommodate chambers and offices of the High Court.’
- ‘It was in the commodious attic of this house that she created her private museum.’
- ‘It would obviously be a more commodious property in Berkshire…’
- ‘As a 15th century merchant's home, it would have proved most commodious.’
- ‘Eight men were gathered around a black-tinted, glass, rectangle table in the middle of an unlit commodious hall that was suitable for conventions.’
- ‘Period photographs and other documents reveal that he built a commodious house on the island.’
- ‘The boot is spacious with the seats in place and really commodious when they are tipped over.’
- ‘Although it measures just 13 1/2 feet square, the dining room feels more commodious thanks to a pair of tall windows on the outside wall and the wide arch that opens to the living room.’
convenient, suitable, appropriate, fitting, fit, suited, agreeableView synonyms
- ‘For without order there can be nothing commodious, graceful and noble.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘beneficial, useful’): from French commodieux or medieval Latin commodiosus, based on Latin commodus ‘convenient’.
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