This page has two definitions of incommodious in English. Incommodious is an adjective. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
- (of a place occupied by people) Uncomfortable or inhospitable, especially due to being cramped.
- 1909, Henry James, "Venice" in Italian Hours:
- 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," New York Times (retrieved 19 July 2012):
- 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.
- Discomforting, inconvenient, or unsuitable.
- Synonym: (obsolete) incommode
- 1781, Samuel Johnson, "Savage" in Lives of the Poets:
- He was sometimes so far compassionated by those who knew both his merit and distresses that they received him into their families, but they soon discovered him to be a very incommodious inmate.
- 1859, George Eliot, Adam Bede, ch. 52:
- "What a silly you must be!" a comment which Tommy followed up by seizing Dinah with both arms, and dancing along by her side with incommodious fondness.
- 1865, Charles Darwin, The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants, ch. 1:
- A dense whorl of many leaves would apparently be incommodious for a twining plant.
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