incommode

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v incommode to cause inconvenience or discomfort to "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incommode An inconvenience.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incommode To subject to inconvenience or trouble; disturb or molest; worry; put out: as, visits of strangers at unseasonable hours incommode a family.
    • incommode Synonyms To discommode, annoy, try.
    • incommode Troublesome; inconvenient.
    • n incommode Something troublesome or inconvenient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Incommode in-kom-ōd′ to cause trouble or inconvenience to: to annoy: to molest
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. incommodāreincommodus, inconvenient—in, not, commodus, commodious.

Usage

In literature:

All at once her heart began to beat so as to incommode her: she was uncertain whether she was pale or red.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
Innumerable catenations of motions may proceed at the same time, without incommoding each other.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
My flowers will not incommode you?
"Led Astray and The Sphinx" by Octave Feuillet
I shall turn nobody out, and nobody need be incommoded in the least.
"The Deserter" by Charles King
Exactitude incommodes us and rules we regard as puerilities.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
None of the customers had been incommoded.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
We were detained all the next day by a strong southerly wind, and were much incommoded in the tents by the drift snow.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
Not often do we find such men, not often do we see the rich incommoding themselves for the poor.
"Tales of Destiny" by Edmund Mitchell
She does not demand it; she is even a good deal incommoded by it.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
They were conducted to separate apartments, extremely cold, as they were never incommoded by the sun.
"Candide" by Voltaire
The actions of the Boers show that it is not in their power seriously to incommode either the one or the other.
"Story of the War in South Africa" by Alfred T. Mahan
Nay, he venomously resented them, though they had long ceased to incommode him.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The student, who is no flatterer of the little passions of men, will not be much incommoded by their presence.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
But that does not seem to incommode them, for the ideas probably turn right end foremost in passing to and fro.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
She only carried the light paddles and a few trifling articles that did not incommode her much.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
It was accompanied with a violent wind, which greatly incommoded us.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
I withdrew it quickly, and moved aside; he begged my pardon for incommoding me.
"Jasper Lyle" by Harriet Ward
Its various members always incommode me in one way or another.
"The Dusantes" by Frank R. Stockton
This is like throwing into a neighbor's field the stones that incommode us in our own.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
He did not like to see so many strangers, and be so incommoded.
"The Baptist Magazine, Vol. 27, March 1835" by Various
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