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spacious

[spey-shuh s] /ˈspeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
containing much space, as a house, room, or vehicle; amply large.
2.
occupying much space; vast.
3.
of a great extent or area; broad; large; great:
the spacious prairies.
4.
broad in scope, range, inclusiveness, etc.:
a spacious approach to a problem.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin spatiōsus, equivalent to spati(um) space + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
spaciously, adverb
spaciousness, noun
nonspacious, adjective
nonspaciously, adverb
nonspaciousness, noun
overspacious, adjective
overspaciously, adverb
overspaciousness, noun
unspacious, adjective
unspaciously, adverb
unspaciousness, noun
Synonyms
1. roomy, capacious. 2. extensive, huge, tremendous.
Antonyms
1. small, cramped.
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British Dictionary definitions for spaciousness

spacious

/ˈspeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
having a large capacity or area
Derived Forms
spaciously, adverb
spaciousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin spātiosus, from spatiumspace
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Word Origin and History for spaciousness

spacious

adj.

late 14c., from Old French spacios or directly from Latin spatiosus (Medieval Latin spaciosus), from spatium (see space (n.)).

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