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incommodity definition


Define the meaning of the English word incommodity below. Incommodity is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



From Latin incommoditas. Compare French incommodité. See incommodious.


incommodity (countable and uncountable, plural incommodities)

  1. (archaic) inconvenience; trouble; annoyance; disadvantage
    • 1678, Antiquitates Christianæ: Or, the History of the Life and Death of the Holy Jesus: [], London: [] E. Flesher, and R. Norton, for R[ichard] Royston, [], →OCLC:
      a great incommodity to the body
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Introductory”, in The Scarlet Letter, a Romance, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, →OCLC:
      buried him under a bulk of incommodities
    • 1684, John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress, Part II:
      To the first I answered, I had been a true man for a long season, and therefore it could not be expected that I should now cast in my lot with thieves. Then they demanded what I would say to the second. So I told them that the place from whence I came, had I not found incommodity there, I had not forsaken it at all; but finding it altogether unsuitable to me, and very unprofitable for me, I forsook it for this way.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “incommodity”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)