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incommodity definition

Overview

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

English

Etymology

From Latin incommoditas. Compare French incommodité. See incommodious.

Noun

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 1179639832:
      a great incommodity to the body
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Introductory”, in The Scarlet Letter, a Romance, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, OCLC 223202227:
      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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)