incohesive (adj.) Look up incohesive at
1826, from in- (1) "not" + cohesive. Related: Incohesively; incohesiveness.
incombustible (adj.) Look up incombustible at
late 15c., from Old French incombustible (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin incombustibilis; see in- (1) + combustible.
income (n.) Look up income at
c. 1300, "entrance, arrival," literally "what enters," perhaps a noun use of the late Old English verb incuman "come in," from in (adv.) + cuman "to come" (see come). Meaning "money made through business or labor" (i.e., "that which 'comes in' as a product of work or business") first recorded c. 1600. Income tax is from 1799, first introduced in Britain as a war tax, re-introduced 1842; authorized on a national level in U.S. in 1913.
incoming (n.) Look up incoming at
late 14c., "action of coming in," from in + coming. As a present participle adjective, from 1753. Of game, from 1892; transferred in World War I to artillery; as a warning cry of incoming shellfire, it seems to date to the U.S. war in Vietnam (1968).
incommensurability (n.) Look up incommensurability at
1560s; see incommensurable + -ity.
incommensurable (adj.) Look up incommensurable at
1550s, from Middle French incommensurable or directly from Medieval Latin incommensurabilis, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + Late Latin commensurabilis, from Latin com- "with" + mensurabilis "measurable," from mensurare "to measure" (see measure (v.)). Related: Incommensurably.
incommensurate (adj.) Look up incommensurate at
1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + commensurate.
incommodious (adj.) Look up incommodious at
1550s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + commodious. Related: Incommodiously. A verb, incommode, is attested from late 16c.
incommodity (n.) Look up incommodity at
early 15c., from Middle French incommodité (late 14c.), from Latin incommoditas, from incommodus, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + commodus "suitable, convenient" (see commode).
incommunicability (n.) Look up incommunicability at
1630s; see incommunicable + -ity.
incommunicable (adj.) Look up incommunicable at
1560s, "not communicative," from in- (1) "not" + communicable. Sense of "not able to be communicated" first recorded 1570s. Related: Incommunicably.
incommunicado (adj./adv.) Look up incommunicado at
1844, American English, from Spanish incomunicado, past participle of incomunicar "deprive of communication," from in- "not" + comunicar "communicate," from Latin communicare "to share, impart" (see communication).
incomparability (n.) Look up incomparability at
c. 1500, from incomparable + -ity.
incomparable (adj.) Look up incomparable at
early 15c., from Old French incomparable (12c.) or directly from Latin incomparabilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + comparabilis "comparable" (see comparable).
incomparably (adv.) Look up incomparably at
early 15c., from incomparable + -ly (2).
incompatibility (n.) Look up incompatibility at
1610s; see incompatible + -ity.
incompatible (adj.) Look up incompatible at
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin incompatibilis, from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + compatibilis (see compatible). Originally of benefices, "incapable of being held together;" sense of "mutually intolerant" is from 1590s. Related: Incompatibly.
incompetence (n.) Look up incompetence at
1660s, "inadequacy;" 1716, "want of skill," from French incompétence (mid-16c.), from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + compétence (see competence). Native formation incompetency (from incompetent + -cy) is attested from 1610s.
incompetency (n.) Look up incompetency at
1610s; see incompetence.
incompetent (adj.) Look up incompetent at
1610s, "insufficient," from French incompétent, from Late Latin incompetentem (nominative incompetens) "insufficient," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + Latin competentem (see competent). Sense of "lacking qualification or ability" first recorded 1630s. The noun meaning "incompetent person" is from 1866. Related: Incompetently.
incomplete (adj.) Look up incomplete at
late 14c., from Latin incompletus "incomplete," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + completus (see complete).
incompletely (adv.) Look up incompletely at
early 15c., from incomplete + -ly (2).
incompleteness (n.) Look up incompleteness at
1640s; from incomplete + -ness.
incompletion (n.) Look up incompletion at
1804, noun of action from incomplete.
incomprehensibility (n.) Look up incomprehensibility at
1640s, from French incompréhensibilité (16c.); see incomprehensible.
incomprehensible (adj.) Look up incomprehensible at
mid-14c., from Latin incomprehensibilis, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + comprehensibilis (see comprehensible).
incomprehensibly (adv.) Look up incomprehensibly at
early 15c., from incomprehensible + -ly (2).
incomprehension (n.) Look up incomprehension at
c. 1600, from in- (1) "not" + comprehension.
incomprehensive (adj.) Look up incomprehensive at
1650s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + comprehensive.
inconceivable (adj.) Look up inconceivable at
1630s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + conceivable. Related: Inconcievably. An Old English word for this was unasmeagendlic.
inconclusive (adj.) Look up inconclusive at
1680s (implied in inconclusiveness), from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + conclusive. Related: Inconclusively.
inconducive (adj.) Look up inconducive at
1848, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + conducive.
incongruence (n.) Look up incongruence at
c. 1600, from Late Latin incongruentia "incongruity," from incongruentem (nominative incongruens) "incongruous, inconsistent," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent).
incongruency (n.) Look up incongruency at
c. 1600, from incongruent + -cy.
incongruent (adj.) Look up incongruent at
mid-15c., from Latin incongruentem (nominative incongruens), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruens (see congruent). Related: Incongruently.
incongruity (n.) Look up incongruity at
1530s, from French incongruité or directly from Medieval Latin incongruitas, from Latin in- "not" (see in- (1)) + congruitas (see congruity).
incongruous (adj.) Look up incongruous at
1610s, from Latin incongruus "incongruous," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + congruus "fit, suitable" (see congruent). Related: Incongruously.
inconsequence (n.) Look up inconsequence at
1580s, from Latin inconsequentia, from inconsequens (see inconsequent).
inconsequent (adj.) Look up inconsequent at
1570s, "not following as a logical conclusion," from Latin inconsequentem (nominative inconsequens) "not logically connected," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + consequens, past participle of consequi "to follow" (see consequence).
inconsequential (adj.) Look up inconsequential at
"characterized by inconsequence," 1620s; "not worth noticing," 1782; see inconsequent + -al (1). Related: Inconsequentially.
inconsiderable (adj.) Look up inconsiderable at
1590s, from French inconsidérable (16c.), from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + considérable (see considerable). Related: Inconsiderably.
inconsiderate (adj.) Look up inconsiderate at
late 15c., "done thoughtlessly," literally "not properly considered," from Latin inconsideratus "headstrong, unadvised, thoughtless," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + consideratus (see consider). Related: Inconsiderately; inconsiderateness.
inconsideration (n.) Look up inconsideration at
1520s, from Late Latin inconsiderationem (nominative inconsideratio) "inconsiderateness," from inconsideratus (see inconsiderate).
inconsistency (n.) Look up inconsistency at
1640s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + consistency. Related: Inconsistencies.
inconsistent (adj.) Look up inconsistent at
1640s, "not agreeing in substance or form," from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + consistent. Related: Inconsistently.
inconsolable (adj.) Look up inconsolable at
c. 1500 (implied in inconsolably), from Latin inconsolabilis "inconsolable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + consolabilis "consolable," from consolari (see console (v.)).
inconspicuous (adj.) Look up inconspicuous at
1620s, "invisible," from Late Latin inconspicuus, from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + Latin conspicuus (see conspicuous). Weakened sense of "not readily seen or noticed" first recorded 1828. Related: Inconspicuously; inconspicuousness.
inconstance (n.) Look up inconstance at
late 14c., from Old French inconstance (13c.), from Latin inconstantia, noun of quality from inconstans (see inconstant).
inconstancy (n.) Look up inconstancy at
1520s, from Latin inconstantia (see inconstance).
inconstant (adj.) Look up inconstant at
c. 1400, "fickle, not steadfast," from Middle French inconstant (late 14c.), from Latin inconstantem (nominative inconstans) "changeable, fickle, capricious," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + constantem (see constant). Related: Inconstantly.