[ in-kuhn-veen-yuhnt ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈvin yənt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: inconvenient / inconveniently on Thesaurus.com


not easily accessible or at hand: The phone is in an inconvenient place.
inopportune; untimely: an inconvenient time for a visit.
not suiting one's needs or purposes: The house has an inconvenient floor plan.



Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of inconvenient

1325–75; Middle English <Latin inconvenient- (stem of inconveniēns) not suiting. See in-3, convenient

OTHER WORDS FROM inconvenient

in·con·ven·ient·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for inconvenient

British Dictionary definitions for inconvenient

/ (ˌɪnkənˈviːnjənt, -ˈviːnɪənt) /


not convenient; troublesome, awkward, or difficult

Derived forms of inconvenient

inconveniently, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012