incommode (incommodes, present participle incommoding; past and past participle incommoded)

  1. To disturb, to discomfort, to hinder.
    • 1768, Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, London: T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt, Volume I, “The Dwarf,” p. 193,
      The dwarf suffered inexpressibly on all sides; but the thing which incommoded him most, was a tall corpulent German, near seven feet high, who stood directly betwixt him and all possibility of his seeing either the stage or the actors.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 5,
      No sooner was her answer dispatched, than Mrs. Dashwood indulged herself in the pleasure of announcing to her son-in-law and his wife that she was provided with a house, and should incommode them no longer than till every thing were ready for her inhabiting it.
    • 1883, R.M. Ballantyne, "The Middy and the Moors", London: Nisbet & Co., Chapter 1, p. 11,
      Youth, strength, and health are not easily incommoded by wet garments!
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: incomodar
  • Russian: затрудня́ть

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