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[in-kuh-moh-dee-uh s]
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  1. inconvenient, as not affording sufficient space or room; uncomfortable: incommodious hotel accommodations.
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Origin of incommodious

First recorded in 1545–55; in-3 + commodious
Related formsin·com·mo·di·ous·ly, adverbin·com·mo·di·ous·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The temperature is high, and it would no doubt at first be incommodious.

    Arrows of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • The arrangements for these objects were at once clumsy and incommodious.

    Memorials of the Sea

    William Scoresby

  • Constrained by circumstances to confine himself to an incommodious apartment, he ennobled it with specimens of his early studies.

  • The flat was a small and incommodious one, but it was in a quiet street and not very far from Hampstead Heath.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • Though I can read very well your handwriting, you shall write no more, if it is incommodious to you.

British Dictionary definitions for incommodious


  1. insufficiently spacious; cramped
  2. troublesome or inconvenient
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Derived Formsincommodiously, adverbincommodiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for incommodious


1550s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + commodious. Related: Incommodiously. A verb, incommode, is attested from late 16c.

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