Incommodity
Incommodity In`com*mo"di*ty, n.; pl. {Incommodities}. [L. incommoditas: cf. F. incommodit['e]. See {Incommodious}.] Inconvenience; trouble; annoyance; disadvantage; encumbrance. [Archaic] --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

A great incommodity to the body. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Buried him under a bulk of incommodities. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


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  • incommodity — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. incommodité (late 14c.), from L. incommoditas, from incommodus, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + commodus suitable, convenient (see COMMODE (Cf. commode)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incommodity — [in΄kə mäd′i tē] n. pl. incommodities [ME incommodite < OFr incommodité < L incommoditas: see INCOMMODE] Archaic inconvenience; disadvantage; discomfort …   English World dictionary

  • incommodity — noun Date: 15th century a source of inconvenience ; disadvantage < the incommodities of a single life Samuel Johnson > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incommodity — /in keuh mod i tee/, n., pl. incommodities. disadvantage; inconvenience. [1400 50; late ME < L incommoditas. See INCOMMODE, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • incommodity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The state or quality of being inconvenient: discomfort, incommodiousness, inconvenience, trouble. See COMFORT. 2. Something that causes difficulty, trouble, or lack of ease: discomfort, inconvenience. See COMFORT …   English dictionary for students

  • incommodity — in·commodity …   English syllables

  • incommodity — /ɪnkəˈmɒdəti/ (say inkuh moduhtee) noun (plural incommodities) 1. inconvenience. 2. something inconvenient. {French incommodité} …   Australian English dictionary

  • incommodity — |in+ noun Etymology: Middle English incommodite, from Middle French incommodité, from Latin incommoditat , incommoditas, from incommodus + itat , itas ity 1. obsolete : the quality or state of being incommodious 2. : something that causes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Incommodities — Incommodity In com*mo di*ty, n.; pl. {Incommodities}. [L. incommoditas: cf. F. incommodit[ e]. See {Incommodious}.] Inconvenience; trouble; annoyance; disadvantage; encumbrance. [Archaic] Bunyan. [1913 Webster] A great incommodity to the body.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discomfort — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. uneasiness, distress, annoyance, embarrassment; pain, soreness. Ant., comfort, ease. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trouble, uneasiness, chagrin, ache; see distress 1 , embarrassment 1 , pain 1 , 2 . III… …   English dictionary for students

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