Definition of incommode in English:



  • Inconvenience (someone)

    ‘they are incommoded by the traffic’
    • ‘Here it is shewn that ordinary paper would not be damaged by what the Defendants are doing, but only a particular kind of paper, and it is not shewn that there is heat such as to incommode the workpeople on the Plaintiff's premises.’
    • ‘Whether sleeping rough in the remotest places or enjoying the fauniferous hospitality of the locals in inhabited ones, being incommoded was somehow integral to the experience.’
    • ‘A meeting at the Star and Garter in 1774 drew up new rules, with 22-yard pitches, 4-ball overs, stumping, and no-balling: ‘the wicket-keeper should not by any noise incommode the striker.’’
    • ‘The latter was the sector most incommoded by Russianization, for the kinds of jobs it fancied required good command of the Russian language (and sometimes, officially or unofficially, Russian birth).’
    • ‘On one occasion Spears amused himself by prolonging a telephone conversation in order to incommode Weygand who was bursting to use the lavatory.’


Late 16th century: from French incommoder or Latin incommodare, from in- not + commodus convenient.