Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to be inconvenienced; disturb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to disturb, to discomfort, to hinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inconvenience.
  • transitive v. To give inconvenience or trouble to; to disturb or molest; to discommode; to worry; to put out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To subject to inconvenience or trouble; disturb or molest; worry; put out: as, visits of strangers at unseasonable hours incommode a family.
  • Synonyms To discommode, annoy, try.
  • Troublesome; inconvenient.
  • n. Something troublesome or inconvenient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

Etymologies

French incommoder, from Old French, from Latin incommodāre, from incommodus, inconvenient : in-, not; see in-1 + commodus, convenient; see commodious.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Speculation centers on the Second Congressional District, which could incommode our personal traffic.

    Seeking small things

  • Of course, this does not incommode me as much as losing sight or hearing would; but it is no very pleasant thing for all that, and I'm curious as to why it has so low a profile in the world as a whole as to be, effectively, nameless why should anosmia be anomic?

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • With the fall of night had come a mist just damp enough to incommode, but not sufficient to saturate them.

    Wessex Tales

  • Say nothing at all about my visit, if it will incommode you so to do.

    A Changed Man

  • “I am so sorry that my poor little fellow should incommode you,” said Miss Palliser.

    Phineas Redux

  • I have been invited, or have invited myself, to several parts of the kingdom; and will not incommode my dear

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • But the dress-coat will some day be too tight for him and incommode him.

    On Human Nature

  • ‘Shall I incommode you, if I put mine up too?’ returned

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Tell me the hours when you do not receive the fair sex, and when sexagenarian troubadours do not incommode you.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • For having drawn out all the strength of the enemy, and made the city destitute of men, he set out from Catana, entered the harbor, and chose a fit place for his camp, where the enemy could least incommode him with the means in which they were superior to him, while with the means in which he was superior to them, he might expect to carry on the war without impediment.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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