incommodious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj incommodious uncomfortably or inconveniently small "incommodious hotel accommodations"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incommodious Tending to incommode; not commodious; not affording ease or advantage; unsuitable; giving trouble; inconvenient; annoying; as, an incommodious seat; an incommodious arrangement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incommodious Not commodious; inconvenient; tending to incommode; not affording ease or advantage; giving trouble; annoying.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Incommodious inconvenient: annoying
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, not + commodious,: cf. LL. incommodious, L. incommodus, F. incommode,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. incommodāreincommodus, inconvenient—in, not, commodus, commodious.

Usage

In literature:

It was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
This is a very tedious interruption, and the stopping and restarting of the ship very incommodious.
"Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North" by Ida Pfeiffer
The incommodiousness of the Scotch windows keeps them very closely shut.
"A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland" by Samuel Johnson
I woke with stiff and cramped muscles from having slept long on the incommodious seat of a day coach.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
For every Judge of Right, and Wrong, is not Judge of what is Commodious, or Incommodious to the Common-wealth.
"Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes
Is it not invariably the purpose of a Chapel to supply the absence or incommodiousness of the parish church?
"Notes and Queries 1850.03.23" by Various
It is, besides, incommodious for frequent study, and a very expensive and bulky way of making an herbarium.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
It is true they do sometimes, for these reasons, go without the road, and ride or walk in very incommodious ways.
"The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746)" by James Pringle Thomson
She was rotten to the core, incommodious, and ill-provided, badly manned, and worse commanded.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
If he will profit by this experience I will gladly suffer the incommodious ride.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The best are kept by Frenchmen, though even those are incommodious and expensive.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
I do not say that the place is incommodious internally.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The temperature is high, and it would no doubt at first be incommodious.
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Much talent and still more jollity were wasted in that incommodious gallery.
"Maximina" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The arrangements for these objects were at once clumsy and incommodious.
"Memorials of the Sea" by William Scoresby
It was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.
"Dickens As an Educator" by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
What is he that can reckon all the incommodious life that the most foolish soldiers suffer in the field?
"Against War" by Erasmus
It was an incommodious room, with a brick floor, on the third story.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
And it was advisable to render our innovations as little incommodious as possible.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison
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