Synonyms & Antonyms of spacious

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How does the adjective spacious differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of spacious are ample, capacious, and commodious. While all these words mean "larger in extent or capacity than the average," spacious implies great length and breadth.

a spacious front lawn

When might ample be a better fit than spacious?

While the synonyms ample and spacious are close in meaning, ample implies having a greater size, expanse, or amount than that deemed adequate.

ample closet space

When would capacious be a good substitute for spacious?

The words capacious and spacious are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, capacious stresses the ability to hold, contain, or retain more than the average.

a capacious suitcase

When is commodious a more appropriate choice than spacious?

The words commodious and spacious can be used in similar contexts, but commodious stresses roominess and comfortableness.

a commodious and airy penthouse apartment

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The first known use of spacious was in the 14th century

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“Spacious.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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