Definition of discommode in English:

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discommode

Pronunciation: /ˌdiskəˈmōd/

verb

[with object] formal
Cause (someone) trouble or inconvenience: I am sorry to have discommoded you
More example sentences
  • He said that while he was extremely relieved that no device was found, it was appalling that patients were discommoded and upset in this way.
  • We obviously do not want to discommode people, and I understand their reaction to a degree, but the other gates of the park are open.
  • We don't want, in any way, to discommode people.

Derivatives

discommodious

Pronunciation: /-ˈmōdēəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • But there are those other people who prefer the Truth, however untidy and discommodious it may be.
  • A precocious big sister enumerates the discommodious nature of babyhood in this sassy tale.
  • In addition, the assembling operation is discommodious by the use of the additional part.

discommodity

Pronunciation: /-ˈmäditē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Whyever a man would choose to put his life at risk and venture out into the perilous discommodity of a frozen wilderness as an occupation is beyond my understanding.
  • Those teeth, which are atypical are more difficult to clean, they are under greater strain therefore they can be loosened and lost sooner, while possibly causing aesthetic discommodity.
  • Given the impact of one's decisions on a wider group of people, oughtn't government intervene to prevent that wider discommodity?

Origin

Early 18th century: from obsolete French discommoder, variant of incommoder (see incommode).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dis·com·mode

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