capacious

[kuh-pey-shuhs]
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Origin of capacious

First recorded in 1605–15; capaci(ty) + -ous
Related formsca·pa·cious·ly, adverbca·pa·cious·ness, nounun·ca·pa·cious, adjectiveun·ca·pa·cious·ly, adverbun·ca·pa·cious·ness, noun

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Antonyms for capacious

confining.
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Related Words for capaciousness

vastness, roominess

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British Dictionary definitions for capaciousness

capacious

adjective
  1. capable of holding much; roomy; spacious
Derived Formscapaciously, adverbcapaciousness, noun

Word Origin for capacious

C17: from Latin capāx, from Latin capere to take
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Word Origin and History for capaciousness

capacious

adj.

1610s, "able to contain," from Latin capax (genitive capacis) "able to take in," from capere "to take" (see capable) + -ous. Meaning "able to hold much" is from 1630s. Related: Capaciously; capaciousness.

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