- to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.
Origin of inconvenience
Examples from the Web for inconvenience
They inconvenience—er, empower—individuals with information to make partisan or ideological purchasing decisions.The Awful Apps That Let You Vote With Your Wallet
August 22, 2014
Ethiopian Airlines wishes to apologize to its esteemed customers for the inconvenience caused by this diversion.Inside The Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Terror
Barbie Latza Nadeau
February 18, 2014
Inconvenience doesn't mean that my life is any less rich or worth living than a hearing person's.This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth
December 23, 2013
Thank you for your cooperation and I apologize for any inconvenience that this law has mandated.More Obamacare on the Ground Level
June 10, 2013
Or else there are those, like me, who refuse to be so rude as to inconvenience the passengers behind us.Should People Stop Reclining Their Seats?
February 20, 2013
The husband in my case was to be an inconvenience, but doubtless an amusing one.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I sincerely hope that what I have done will not result in any discomfort or inconvenience to you.Her Father's Daughter
The inconvenience of the situation had therefore to be faced.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Now, to what amount will you go to save our friend here from inconvenience?Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
There's no inconvenience but has its convenience, said Betty, giving me proverb for proverb.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
- 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 inconvenience
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.