[ in-kuhn-veen-yuhns ]
See synonyms for: inconvenienceinconveniencedinconveniencing on

  1. the quality or state of being inconvenient.

  2. an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc.

verb (used with object),in·con·ven·ienced, in·con·ven·ienc·ing.
  1. to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.

Origin of inconvenience

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

Other words from inconvenience

  • un·in·con·ven·ienced, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inconvenience in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inconvenience


/ (ˌɪnkənˈviːnjəns, -ˈviːnɪəns) /

  1. the state or quality of being inconvenient

  2. something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty

  1. (tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass

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