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From in- +‎ commodious. Compare Latin incommodus.


incommodious (comparative more incommodious, superlative most incommodious)

  1. (of a place) Uncomfortable or inhospitable, especially due to being cramped or small, narrow, etc.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, “Five Years Later”, in A Tale of Two Cities, London: Chapman and Hall, [], →OCLC, book II (The Golden Thread), page 33:
      Tellson's Bank by Temple Bar was an old-fashioned place, even in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty. It was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious.
    • 1909, Henry James, “Venice”, in Italian hours, Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, →OCLC, page 36:
      The place is small and incommodious, the pictures are out of sight and ill-lighted, the custodian is rapacious, the visitors are mutually intolerable, but the shabby little chapel is a palace of art.
    • 2010 June 15, Katherine Knorr, “Contemplating Art, and Its Sideshow”, in The New York Times[1], New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2019-06-17:
      In this they succeeded last week, despite menacing clouds and slick pavement, filling to capacity (and until past midnight) the 1937 building’s incommodious terrace with a mostly young and fairly international crowd.
  2. Discomforting, inconvenient, or disagreeable.
    Synonyms: troublesome, annoying, (obsolete) incommode
  3. (obsolete, of a person) Troublesome; difficult to deal with.

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