verb (used with object), dis·com·mod·ed, dis·com·mod·ing.

to cause inconvenience to; disturb, trouble, or bother.

Origin of discommode

1715–25; < French discommoder, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -commoder, verbal derivative of commode convenient; see commode
Related formsdis·com·mo·di·ous, adjectivedis·com·mo·di·ous·ly, adverbdis·com·mo·di·ous·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of discommode

  • An air of breathlessness about Rachel seemed to discommode her friends.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • "Yet not so far aside as to discommode any one," responded Mason.

  • To ask for a guarantor for a reputable resident is simply to discommode two people instead of one.

    A Library Primer

    John Cotton Dana

  • The boys shouted to their animals, who flew across the plain as though the snow did not discommode them in the least.

    The Young Ranchers

    Edward S. Ellis

  • For this end it was necessary to discommode myself of my cloak, and of the volume which I carried in the pocket of my cloak.

    Edgar Huntley

    Charles Brockden Brown

British Dictionary definitions for discommode



(tr) to cause inconvenience or annoyance to; disturb
Derived Formsdiscommodious, adjectivediscommodiously, adverb
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