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incommodity

[in-kuh-mod-i-tee]
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noun, plural in·com·mod·i·ties.
  1. disadvantage; inconvenience.
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Origin of incommodity

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English word from Latin word incommoditās. See incommode, -ity
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Examples from the Web for incommodity

Historical Examples

  • At this particular time, by reason of the incommodity of the house, the rite was performed at the door of the domicile.

    History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present

    Peter Charles Remondino

  • I gave you the incommodity of coming to see me not openly discuss en pleine sale.'

    The Chaplet of Pearls

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • But may not a governor's prohibition be overweighed by some great degrees of incommodity?

  • I reached the Euston Station as dusty as an old ledger, but with no other "incommodity."

  • What a clap of thunder to Excellency Hanbury; his masterpiece found suddenly a superfluity, an incommodity!


British Dictionary definitions for incommodity

incommodity

noun plural -ties
  1. a less common word for inconvenience
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Word Origin and History for incommodity

n.

early 15c., from Middle French incommodité (late 14c.), from Latin incommoditas, from incommodus, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + commodus "suitable, convenient" (see commode).

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