[in-kuh-moh-dee-uh s]


inconvenient, as not affording sufficient space or room; uncomfortable: incommodious hotel accommodations.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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insufficiently spacious; cramped
troublesome or inconvenient
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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