One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of a room or building) having ample space.
roomy, commodious, capacious, palatial, airy, voluminous, high-ceilinged, sizeable, open, generous, large, big, vast, immense, rambling, ampleextensive, broad, wide, wide open, expansive, sweeping, rolling, rambling, open, ample, large, sizeable, substantial, vast, immenseView synonyms
- ‘The apartment was spacious and we made a number of good friends in the complex.’
- ‘The rooms are spacious and awash with brocade, satin and crisp white linen, with a decadent fur throw on the bed.’
- ‘We talk in his spacious office, which has views over the North Sea and a presentation fuel rod on the windowsill.’
- ‘The rooms are spacious and the large windows should ensure a bright and open feeling.’
- ‘The living room is to the immediate left of the entrance hall and this spacious room is painted a deep red.’
- ‘The kitchen is another spacious room with solid oak fitted units and good natural light.’
- ‘The rooms are spacious and five have balconies with spectacular mountain views.’
- ‘The spacious rooms of the centre will be used for singing, dancing, drama and classes in being a DJ.’
- ‘Off the kitchen is a utility area as well as a spacious room that is currently used as a bedroom.’
- ‘It is a steel-framed building which provides light and spacious accommodation.’
- ‘He led them to a large, spacious room with two couches, two loveseats, and two armchairs.’
- ‘A visit to their spacious store always does the soul good, even if it hurts the wallet.’
- ‘Every room is spacious and has a bath and shower, air conditioning, satellite TV and safe.’
- ‘The cats are kept in a spacious room and are fed and cleaned every day.’
- ‘The rooms are spacious and avant-garde in decor and the service discreet but attentive.’
- ‘There are two other rooms on the ground floor, a shower room and a spacious store room.’
- ‘It a bright and spacious room with white walls and large windows overlooking the garden.’
- ‘The reception room is spacious, large enough to accommodate both a living and dining area.’
- ‘We stayed in one of two new spacious cottages, with fabulous views over the misty mountains and forests.’
- ‘This spacious room catches the early morning light with windows both to the front and side.’
Late Middle English: from Old French spacios or Latin spatiosus, from spatium (see space).
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