[roo-mee, room-ee]

adjective, room·i·er, room·i·est.

affording ample room; spacious; large.

Origin of roomy

First recorded in 1615–25; room + -y1
Related formsroom·i·ly, adverbroom·i·ness, noun

Synonyms for roomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for roominess

vastness, roominess

Examples from the Web for roominess

Historical Examples of roominess

  • 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)

British Dictionary definitions for roominess


adjective roomier or roomiest

having ample room; spacious
Derived Formsroomily, adverbroominess, noun
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Word Origin and History for roominess



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

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