- to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.
Origin of inconvenience
Examples from the Web for inconvenienced
Yes, some people have been inconvenienced by traffic delays or annoyed by supportive athletes.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
And could he—yikes—actually be not just inconvenienced but actually ill?Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye
February 12, 2014
Anxiety produces characters who gripe about being constrained and inconvenienced by the world.Smoked Fish Surrealism: Ben Katchor’s Comics of NYC Neurotics
March 16, 2013
I'll never forget those words, or the casual, inconvenienced way Laila sighed them.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
He also apologized to anyone whom his protests might have inconvenienced.The Week in Apologies
October 10, 2008
He may be inconvenienced or hampered in his march; but its goal is certain.The Snare
Hugo, with his usual sobriety, said that Napoleon inconvenienced God.The Paliser case
If our friend is left-handed, he'll be inconvenienced for a day or two.The Lure of the Mask
True, the people had made sacrifices, and had inconvenienced themselves.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
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However, I think I could eat all there is here and not be inconvenienced.The Spirit of Sweetwater
- the state or quality of being inconvenient
- something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty
- (tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass
Word Origin and History for inconvenienced
c.1400, "harm, damage, danger," also "a harmful incident, misfortune, affliction," from Old French inconvenience "misfortune, calamity; impropriety" (Modern French inconvenance), from Late Latin inconvenientia "lack of consistency, incongruity," noun of quality from inconvenientem (see inconvenient). Later "impropriety, unfitness; an improper act or utterance" (early 15c.). Meaning "quality of being inconvenient" is from 1650s.
1650s, from inconvenience (n.). Related: Inconvenienced; inconveniencing.