[ in-kuhn-veen-yuhnt ]
See synonyms for: inconvenientinconveniently on

  1. not easily accessible or at hand: The phone is in an inconvenient place.

  2. inopportune; untimely: an inconvenient time for a visit.

  1. not suiting one's needs or purposes: The house has an inconvenient floor plan.

Origin of inconvenient

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

Other words for inconvenient

Other words from inconvenient

  • in·con·ven·ient·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use inconvenient in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inconvenient


/ (ˌɪnkənˈviːnjənt, -ˈviːnɪənt) /

  1. not convenient; troublesome, awkward, or difficult

Derived forms of inconvenient

  • inconveniently, adverb

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