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commodious

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How does the adjective commodious differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of commodious are ample, capacious, and spacious. While all these words mean "larger in extent or capacity than the average," commodious stresses roominess and comfortableness.

a commodious and airy penthouse apartment

When can ample be used instead of commodious?

The synonyms ample and commodious are sometimes interchangeable, but ample implies having a greater size, expanse, or amount than that deemed adequate.

ample closet space

When is it sensible to use capacious instead of commodious?

In some situations, the words capacious and commodious are roughly equivalent. However, capacious stresses the ability to hold, contain, or retain more than the average.

a capacious suitcase

Where would spacious be a reasonable alternative to commodious?

The meanings of spacious and commodious largely overlap; however, spacious implies great length and breadth.

a spacious front lawn

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“Commodious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commodious. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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