[in-kuh n-veen-yuh ns]


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.

Nearby words

  1. incontinentia pigmenti,
  2. incontinentia pigmenti achromiens,
  3. incontinently,
  4. incontrollable,
  5. incontrovertible,
  6. inconveniency,
  7. inconvenient,
  8. inconveniently,
  9. inconvertible,
  10. inconvincible

Origin of inconvenience

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

Related formsun·in·con·ven·ienced, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inconvenience



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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Word Origin and History for inconvenience
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