commodiousness


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com·mo·di·ous

 (kə-mō′dē-əs)
adj.
1. Spacious; roomy: "I told them that I wished to rent a furnished house not too near the town, commodious enough to allow for two separate suites of rooms" (Jean Rhys). See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Archaic Suitable; handy.

[Middle English, convenient, from Medieval Latin commodiōsus, from Latin commodus : com-, com- + modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

com·mo′di·ous·ly adv.
com·mo′di·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commodiousness - spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building); "the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child"; "roominess in this size car is always a compromise"; "his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to"
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
airiness - the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
seating capacity - the number of people that can be seated in a vehicle or auditorium or stadium etc.
References in classic literature ?
With such commodiousness of situation, these two learned persons sat themselves down, each in his own domain, yet familiarly passing from one apartment to the other, and bestowing a mutual and not incurious inspection into one another's business.
89) On the other hand, the commodiousness of the "totality of the circumstances" and "voluntary" standards permits courts the leeway to craft a meaningful standard for identifying the kinds of psychological interrogation techniques that can "overbear" a person's "will.
grim(m) world of Stepmother among so many others, looking around to appreciate the space, measuring its commodiousness, making himself comfortable and trying out the furnishings, maybe even taking a toss in the hay with the lady of the house, before applying the crazy glue to glass plates, rubber stoppers, metal spatulas, wood, paper, plastic--in all combinations.