>Wednesday’s Word: commodious Wat’s it mean?

>The word “commodious” conjures up all sorts of ideas in my brain from being connected to ‘odious’ which means disgusting or detestable or ‘commode’, an old-fashioned word for the toilet. Neither brings me anywhere near the actual definition.

commodious \kuh-MOH-dee-us\ – adjective

Merriam-Webster’s Word Central: having a comfortable amout of space

MSWord’s definition: pleasantly spacious

It sounds rather old and stuffy, so I’m not sure I’d use it much. M-W also offers an example of usage:

“Miss Crawford found a sister without preciseness or rusticity, a sister’s husband who looked the gentleman, and a house commodious and well fitted up . . .” (Jane Austen, Mansfield Park)

So there we have it. I’d much rather have commodious accommodations than an efficiency apartment, wouldn’t you?

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