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.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for inconvenienced

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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