“But ‘graphic novel’ can usefully designate a certain type of comic: a single-author, book-length work, meant for a grown-up reader, with a memoiristic or novelistic narrative, usually devoid of superheroes. By contrast, the older and more capacious term ‘comic book’ recalls the thinner, serialised, multi-authored or ghost-written publications rife with Supermen and She-Hulks.”
ca-pa-cious (9 letters | 3 syllables)
(adj) Large in capacity
(adj) containing or capable of containing a great deal.
synonyms: ample, spacious, commodious.
Latin capac-, capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere
First Known Use: 1606
Origin and Etymology of ‘Capacious’
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
Example: “She rummaged in her capacious handbag.”
-note- several sources used sentences similar to this as their primary “example sentences.” There are inferences that can be made from the visual of a woman rummaging through her purse as opposed to, say, an accountant organizing a capacious filing cabinet.