inconvenience

[ in-kuh n-veen-yuh ns ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns /

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.

Origin of inconvenience

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

Related forms

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

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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