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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



1. help. 2. expedite.
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Historical Examples

  • It would have incommoded your flight, and its only cartridge was used.

    A Black Adonis

    Linn Boyd Porter

  • "When people forget I'm a poor creature I'm often incommoded," he said.

  • It is a rare mnage that is not incommoded by having its males lunch at home.

    The Joys of Being a Woman

    Winifred Kirkland

  • It incommoded her in her climb; it caught in the prongs of rock.

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • The next should be to keep them clear from weeds, that they may not be incommoded in their growth.

British Dictionary definitions for incommoded


  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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