dis·​com·​mode | \ ˌdis-kə-ˈmōd How to pronounce discommode (audio) \
discommoded; discommoding

Definition of discommode

transitive verb

: to cause inconvenience to : trouble

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Examples of discommode in a Sentence

the breakdown of her car didn't discommode her seriously
Recent Examples on the Web Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen were similarly discommoded at mealtime in public settings. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Justice Gorsuch calls for ‘civility,’ always a code for shutting down free speech," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of discommode

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for discommode

French discommoder, from dis- + commode convenient — more at commode

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The first known use of discommode was in 1657

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“Discommode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discommode. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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