Definitions

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  • n. disadvantage; inconvenience

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Disadvantage; inconvenience.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inconvenience; trouble; hurt; disadvantage.
  • n. That which causes trouble, inconvenience, or hurt; anything that injures; a loss; a trouble; an injury.

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Examples

  • Because the commodity doth not countervail the discommodity; for the inconveniences which thereby do arise are much more many; for it is a fit house for an outlaw, a meet bed for a rebel, and an apt cloak for a thief.

    Castle Rackrent

  • In the sovereign workmanship of Nature herself, what garden of flowers without weeds? what orchard of trees without worms? what field of corn without cockle? what pond of fishes without frogs? what sky of light without darkness? what mirror of knowledge without ignorance? what man of earth without frailty? what commodity of the world without discommodity?

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • But here succeeded another discommodity, which Sancho accounted not as the least, and was, that they had no wine to drink; no, nor so much as a drop of water to rinse their mouths; and, being scorched with drought, Sancho, perceiving the field where they were full of thick and green grass, said that which shall ensue in the chapter following.

    The Third Book. V. Of the Discreet Discourse Passed between Sancho and His Lord; with the Adventure Succeeding of a Dead Body; and Other Notable Occurrences

  • Even likewise can I say of fair shooting, it hath not this discommodity with it nor that discommodity, and at last a man may so shift all the discommodities from shooting that there shall be left nothing behind but fair shooting.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • But let them diligently, inasmuch as in them lieth, avoid this discommodity, and humbly pray to

    A Mirror for Monks.

  • Because the commodity doth not countervail the discommodity; for the inconveniences which thereby do arise, are much more many; for it is a fit house for an outlaw, a meet bed for a rebel, and an apt cloak for a thief.

    Castle Rackrent: An Hibernian Tale

  • Scriptures) here he thought to do great good if, by his number, he increased the _Holy Bibles_, which shortly would be wanting to many churches, if this discommodity were not provided for in time.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

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