verb (used with object), in·con·ven·ienced, in·con·ven·ienc·ing.
- incontinentia pigmenti,
- incontinentia pigmenti achromiens,
Origin of inconvenience
Examples from the Web for inconvenience
They inconvenience—er, empower—individuals with information to make partisan or ideological purchasing decisions.
Ethiopian Airlines wishes to apologize to its esteemed customers for the inconvenience caused by this diversion.
Inconvenience doesn't mean that my life is any less rich or worth living than a hearing person's.
Thank you for your cooperation and I apologize for any inconvenience that this law has mandated.
Or else there are those, like me, who refuse to be so rude as to inconvenience the passengers behind us.
Nor can inconvenience to the community be alleged as an objection to such a regulation.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
The next time, ask for one, and if it is at all disagreeable to you, I am the very man to rid you of such an inconvenience!A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
It serves in many ways as a blessing to her, rather than an inconvenience.Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects|Henry Newell Guernsey
Why should anyone voluntarily embrace a status of inconvenience?Greener Than You Think|Ward Moore
I felt no inconvenience, but as I unsaddled Gyalpo I was glad that there was no more work to do!Among the Tibetans|Isabella L. Bird
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.