Origin of inconvenient
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It is also true—and this is inconvenient—that the US had not been innocent in the decades leading up to 9/11.
His latest book is An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers The Armenians?Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a horrific and inconvenient truth, but paying ransoms to free hostages invariably worsens the problem in the long-term.To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money|Charlie Winter|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has struggled to keep his marriage together after confronting some inconvenient truths about himself.
A wine critic friend of mine asked for an interview with the winemaker but was told it was “inconvenient.”Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whitlocke himself, though he afterwards declined the honour as inconvenient, is precise as to the date.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
Dasio, his native village, perched just below the dolomitic rocks of the Arabione, was too high up and inconvenient for him.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
I know how inconvenient it is to be good-natured 53 and unselfish.The Affair at the Inn|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Tranio is equal to the occasion, and undertakes to frighten the inconvenient parent away again.Greek and Roman Ghost Stories|Lacy Collison-Morley
Besides, it would be inconvenient if she were to die, as Dr. Bradley quite solemnly had warned him she might only too probably.Dust|Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
late 14c., "injurious, dangerous," from Old French inconvénient (13c.), from Latin inconvenientem (nominative inconveniens) "unsuitable, not accordant, dissimilar," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + convenientem (see convenient). In early 15c., "inappropriate, unbecoming, unnatural;" also, of an accused person, "unlikely as a culprit, innocent." Sense of "troublesome, awkward" first recorded 1650s.