Incommodious vs Confined - What's the difference?

incommodious | confined |

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?




(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.






  • (confine)
  • Adjective

  • not free to move

  • confine



  • To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Now let not nature's hand / Keep the wild flood confined ! let order die!
  • * Dryden
  • He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers and the slavery of rhyme.
  • To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on'' or ''with .
  • * Milton
  • Where your gloomy bounds / Confine with heaven
  • * Dryden
  • Betwixt heaven and earth and skies there stands a place / Confining on all three.


    (en noun)
  • Limit.
  • Synonyms

    * (limit) border, bound, limit English heteronyms ----