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
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