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inconvenience

[in-kuh n-veen-yuh ns] /ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being inconvenient.
2.
an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc.
verb (used with object), inconvenienced, inconveniencing.
3.
to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode:
He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.
Origin of inconvenience
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word inconvenientia. See in-3, convenience
Related forms
uninconvenienced, adjective
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  • He may be inconvenienced or hampered in his march; but its goal is certain.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • Hugo, with his usual sobriety, said that Napoleon inconvenienced God.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • If our friend is left-handed, he'll be inconvenienced for a day or two.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • True, the people had made sacrifices, and had inconvenienced themselves.

  • However, I think I could eat all there is here and not be inconvenienced.

    The Spirit of Sweetwater Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for inconvenienced

inconvenience

/ˌɪnkənˈviːnjəns; -ˈviːnɪəns/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being inconvenient
2.
something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty
verb
3.
(transitive) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass
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Word Origin and History for inconvenienced

inconvenience

n.

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.

inconvenience

v.

1650s, from inconvenience (n.). Related: Inconvenienced; inconveniencing.

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