- to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.
Origin of inconvenience
Examples from the Web for inconveniencing
"I hope he's not inconveniencing himself to do it," from Auntie.Selina
George Madden Martin
He said something very faintly about crowding and inconveniencing us.Confession
W. Gilmore Simms
"I'm afraid I'm inconveniencing you, Seor," I said, observing that he did not proceed with his work.Long Live the King
Excuse me for inconveniencing you, madam, but could you tell me when Mrs. B. will be home—whether she is at home in the morning?Crimes of Charity
He would rather at any time suffer himself than run any risk of disappointing or inconveniencing another.Fifty years with the Revere Copper Co.
S. T. Snow
- 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 inconveniencing
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.