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[in-kuh n-veen-yuh n-see]
noun, plural in·con·ven·ien·cies.
  1. inconvenience.
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Origin of inconveniency

1400–50; late Middle English: mishap, danger; see inconvenience, -y3
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Examples from the Web for inconveniencies

Historical Examples

  • We are not aware of any inconveniencies in the use of a general plural.

    The Indian in his Wigwam

    Henry R. Schoolcraft

  • Rush not into a state of life, the inconveniencies of which you never thought on.

  • Be patient under all the infirmities and inconveniencies of old age.

  • But neither of these inconveniencies were susceptible of remedy.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • To remedy these inconveniencies, I at first used a bottle with two necks, Pl.

    Elements of Chemistry,

    Antoine Lavoisier

Word Origin and History for inconveniencies



mid-15c., "mischief, injury," from Latin inconvenientia (see inconvenience (n.)). Meaning "trouble, disadvantage" is from 1550s.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper