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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 inconveniency

Historical Examples of inconveniency

  • Nor do I know for the removal of this inconveniency any remedy but one.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.

    Francois Rabelais

  • It will be no inconveniency to me therefore to wait upon you at whatever time you please.

  • Perhaps infinite wisdom foresees some inconveniency which we are not aware of, and therefore is about to remove us.

  • My refusal to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chid for my singularity.

    Franklin's Autobiography

    Benjamin Franklin

  • But what improves the circumstances of the greater part, can never be regarded as any inconveniency to the whole.

Word Origin and History for inconveniency


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

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