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capacious

ca·pa·cious

capacious

 
 
pronunciation:
k peI shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: able to contain a large amount; roomy.
Even his capacious closet could not hold all his suits.
synonyms:
ample, commodious, expandable, roomy, spacious
antonyms:
cramped, small
similar words:
big, expansive, extensible, extensive, great, huge, immense, large, massive, vast, voluminous, widespread
derivations: capaciously (adv.), capaciousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word capacious contains the following parts:
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch
-acious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix -acious forms adjectives from Latinate nouns ending in "-acity," "-acy," or "-ce." Most common adjectives ending in -acious have a corresponding noun form ending in "-acity."