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    #1

    roomy

    The dictionary give me this word "roomy". I want to check if it is correct, please.

    The chest of drawers is roomy (?). You can put a lot of stuff there.


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    #2

    Re: roomy

    I'm not sure I would use "roomy" for a chest of drawers. Other people might, though.
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    #3

    Re: roomy

    I think "spacious" or "large" could be more appropriate adjectives here.

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    #4

    Re: roomy

    What would you say? Just as I said (you can put a lot there)?
    Will "spacious" work here?


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    #5

    Re: roomy

    Roomy is more appropriate for places or things a person might occupy: a roomy car, a roomy dress.
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    #6

    Re: roomy

    A roomy dress sounds unnatural to me.
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    #7

    Re: roomy

    It does to me too but only because of the choice of "dress" rather than the fact that it refers to clothing. I have heard/used "a roomy jumper" to refer to one of those huge baggy jumpers that's basically too big for the wearer, but on purpose rather than by accident.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: roomy

    It looks like I proposed a poor example -- Google's ngram viewer finds roomy dress practically nonexistent. I was thinking of loose-fitting garments.
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    #9

    Re: roomy

    Will " spacious" work with chest of drawers?

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    Re: roomy

    Yes.
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