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roomy1

[roo-mee, roo m-ee] /ˈru mi, ˈrʊm i/
adjective, roomier, roomiest.
1.
affording ample room; spacious; large.
Origin of roomy1
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; room + -y1
Related forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
Synonyms
capacious, generous, ample, extensive.
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  • This style throughout gives the impression of roominess and largeness.

  • It combines simplicity, roominess and comfort, colour, light and shade.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • How could I possibly not ask them to stay, seeing their discomfort and my roominess?

    In the Mountains

    Elizabeth von Arnim
  • This adds to the roominess and comfort of their summer dwellings.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • In the matter of roominess it transcends anything that was ever dreamed of before, I fancy.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • To a New Yorker's eyes, this roominess of arrangement, was especially attractive.

    A Flight in Spring J. Harris Knowles
  • The roominess which the large, square exterior suggested was carried out in the great, wide rooms and high ceilings within.

  • The design was ingenious but failed in many vital respects to compete with the greater comfort and roominess of the Pullman car.

  • Melbourne is low, flat, and gave me the impression of roominess which New Zealand cities never gave.

    The Pacific Triangle Sydney Greenbie
  • And for the first time in his life he was grateful for the roominess of Barber's old clothes.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for roominess

roomy

/ˈruːmɪ; ˈrʊmɪ/
adjective roomier, roomiest
1.
having ample room; spacious
Derived Forms
roomily, adverb
roominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for roominess

roomy

adj.

"roomsome," 1620s, from room (n.) + -y (2). Related: Roominess.

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