Use of "ample"


I know that “ample” can be used of spaces, as in “an ample parking lot”.
I was wondering if the following sentence sounds natural:

An ample explanation was provided in this thread.

I intend the word “ample” here to mean “thorough”, “exhaustive”.

Thank you!

Yes, Tort. That’s quite natural.


I’m not really happy with ‘ample explanation’ because to me ‘ample’ has very much the sense of volume and space and doesn’t really work with the abstract noun ‘explanation’. Perhaps you could use ‘detailed’ or simply ‘full’.


Hello Alan and Bev,

Thank you for your advice!