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inconvenience

[ in-kuhn-veen-yuhns ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns /
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noun
the quality or state of being inconvenient.
an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc.
verb (used with object), in·con·ven·ienced, in·con·ven·ienc·ing.
to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.
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Origin of inconvenience

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word inconvenientia.See in-3, convenience

OTHER WORDS FROM inconvenience

un·in·con·ven·ienced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inconvenience

inconvenience
/ (ˌɪnkənˈviːnjəns, -ˈviːnɪəns) /

noun
the state or quality of being inconvenient
something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty
verb
(tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass
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