[ in-kuh n-veen-yuh ns ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns /
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
Related formsun·in·con·ven·ienced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for in-convenience
/ (ˌɪnkənˈviːnjəns, -ˈviːnɪəns) /
the state or quality of being inconvenient
something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty
(tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass
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