Incommodious vs Confined - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between incommodious and confined
is that incommodious
is (of a place occupied by people) uncomfortable or inhospitable, especially due to being cramped while confined
is not free to move.
As a verb confined is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(of a place occupied by people) Uncomfortable or inhospitable, especially due to being cramped.
* 1859 , , A Tale of Two Cities , ch. 7:
* 1909 , , "Venice" in ''Italian Hours:
- Tellson's Bank by Temple Bar . . . was very small, very dark, very ugly, very incommodious .
* 2010 June 15, Katherine Knorr, "
- 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.
Contemplating Art, and Its Sideshow," New York Times (retrieved 19 July 2012):
Discomforting, inconvenient, or unsuitable.
* 1781 , , "Savage" in Lives of the Poets :
- 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.
* 1859 , , Adam Bede , ch. 52:
- 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.
* 1865 , , The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants , ch. 1:
- "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.
- A dense whorl of many leaves would apparently be incommodious for a twining plant.
not free to move
To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.
- Now let not nature's hand / Keep the wild flood confined ! let order die!
To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on'' or ''with .
- He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and the slavery of rhyme.
- Where your gloomy bounds / Confine with heaven
- Betwixt heaven and earth and skies there stands a place / Confining on all three.