>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?