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verb (used with object), in·com·mod·ed, in·com·mod·ing.
  1. to inconvenience or discomfort; disturb; trouble.
  2. to impede; hinder.
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Origin of incommode

1510–20; < Latin incommodāre, derivative of incommodus inconvenient, equivalent to in- in-3 + commodus suitable; see commode


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1. help. 2. expedite.
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Historical Examples

  • That must incommode you; they must be uncomfortable themselves.

    A Romance of the West Indies

    Eugne Sue

  • This word is rarely used; incommode is accounted the better form.

    The Verbalist

    Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

  • My presence, it seemed, did not incommode them, for they talked on as if I had not been there.

  • None of them ever get mixed, and never does this incommode me or fatigue me.

  • Ah, you think to incommode me, because you met me in my dress as a workman?

    The Hero of the People

    Alexandre Dumas

British Dictionary definitions for incommode


  1. (tr) to bother, disturb, or inconvenience
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin incommodāre to be troublesome, from incommodus inconvenient, from in- 1 + commodus convenient; see commode
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