Incommodious vs Embarrassing - What's the difference?

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Incommodious is a related term of embarrassing.


As adjectives the difference between incommodious and embarrassing

is that incommodious is (of a place occupied by people) uncomfortable or inhospitable, especially due to being cramped while embarrassing is causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness.

As a verb embarrassing is

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As a noun embarrassing is

the action of the verb to embarrass .

incommodious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of a place occupied by people) Uncomfortable or inhospitable, especially due to being cramped.
  • * 1859 , , A Tale of Two Cities , ch. 7:
  • Tellson's Bank by Temple Bar . . . was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious .
  • * 1909 , , "Venice" in ''Italian Hours:
  • The place is small and incommodious , the pictures are out of sight and ill-lighted, the custodian is rapacious, the visitors are mutually intolerable, but the shabby little chapel is a palace of art.
  • * 2010 June 15, Katherine Knorr, " Contemplating Art, and Its Sideshow," New York Times (retrieved 19 July 2012):
  • In this they succeeded last week, despite menacing clouds and slick pavement, filling to capacity (and until past midnight) the 1937 building’s incommodious terrace with a mostly young and fairly international crowd.
  • Discomforting, inconvenient, or unsuitable.
  • * 1781 , , "Savage" in Lives of the Poets :
  • He was sometimes so far compassionated by those who knew both his merit and distresses that they received him into their families, but they soon discovered him to be a very incommodious inmate.
  • * 1859 , , Adam Bede , ch. 52:
  • "What a silly you must be!" a comment which Tommy followed up by seizing Dinah with both arms, and dancing along by her side with incommodious fondness.
  • * 1865 , , The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants , ch. 1:
  • A dense whorl of many leaves would apparently be incommodious for a twining plant.

    References

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    embarrassing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of the verb to embarrass .
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing embarrassment; makes you feel shy or ashamed; leading to a feeling of uncomfortable self-consciousness.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}

    Synonyms

    * awkward

    Derived terms

    * embarrassingly