incommode

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French incommoder, Latin incommodare (inconvenient).

Verb[edit]

incommode (third-person singular simple present incommodes, present participle incommoding, simple past and past participle incommoded)

  1. To disturb, to discomfort, to hinder.
    • 1768, Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, London: T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt, Volume I, “The Dwarf,” p. 193,[1]
      The dwarf suffered inexpressibly on all sides; but the thing which incommoded him most, was a tall corpulent German, near seven feet high, who stood directly betwixt him and all possibility of his seeing either the stage or the actors.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 5,[2]
      No sooner was her answer dispatched, than Mrs. Dashwood indulged herself in the pleasure of announcing to her son-in-law and his wife that she was provided with a house, and should incommode them no longer than till every thing were ready for her inhabiting it.
    • 1883, R.M. Ballantyne, "The Middy and the Moors", London: Nisbet & Co., Chapter 1, p. 11,[3]
      Youth, strength, and health are not easily incommoded by wet garments!

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Verb[edit]

incommode

  1. first-person singular present indicative of incommoder
  2. third-person singular present indicative of incommoder
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of incommoder
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of incommoder
  5. second-person singular imperative of incommoder

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Adjective[edit]

incommode

  1. vocative masculine singular of incommodus

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