inconvenience
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, misfortune, inconsistency, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin inconvenientia, from Latin inconvenient-, inconveniens Date: 1534 1. something that is inconvenient 2. the quality or state of being inconvenient II. transitive verb (-nienced; -niencing) Date: circa 1656 to subject to inconvenience ; put to trouble <
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  • Inconvenience — In con*ven ience, n. [L. inconvenientia inconsistency: cf. OF. inconvenience.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; lack of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconvenience — vb Inconvenience, incommode, discommode, trouble are comparable when they mean to subject to disturbance or annoyance. Inconvenience usually suggests little more than interference with one s plans, one s comfort, or one s freedom of action; it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inconvenience — I verb annoy, be obstructive, be uncooperative, bother, disadvantage, discommode, displace, disturb, encumber, give trouble, hamper, hinder, impede, impose hardship, incommode, irritate, obstruct, stall, stand in the way, stymie, thwart, trouble …   Law dictionary

  • Inconvenience — In con*ven ience, v. t. To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconvenience — [n] bother, trouble aggravation, annoyance, awkwardness, bothersomeness, cumbersomeness, difficulty, disadvantage, disruption, disturbance, drawback, exasperation, fuss, hindrance, nuisance, pain*, stew*, trial, troublesomeness, uneasiness,… …   New thesaurus

  • inconvenience — ► NOUN ▪ the state or fact of being slightly troublesome or difficult. ► VERB ▪ cause inconvenience to. DERIVATIVES inconvenient adjective inconveniently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inconvenience — [in΄kən vēn′yən sē] n. pl. inconveniencies [in΄kən vēn′yəns] n. [OFr < LL inconvenientia] 1. the quality or state of being inconvenient; lack of comfort, ease, etc.; bother; trouble 2. anything inconvenient: Also inconveniency [in΄kən vēn′yən… …   English World dictionary

  • inconvenience — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, major, serious ▪ mere, mild, minor, slight ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • inconvenience — in|con|ve|ni|ence1 [ˌınkənˈvi:niəns] n 1.) [U] problems caused by something which annoy or affect you ▪ We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused. the inconvenience of (doing) sth ▪ the inconvenience of having to find another buyer… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inconvenience — n. 1) to cause inconvenience 2) to put up with (an) inconvenience 3) (a) considerable, great; slight inconvenience * * * [ˌɪnkən viːnɪəns] great slight inconvenience (a) considerable to cause inconvenience to put up with (an) inconvenience …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inconvenience — I UK [ˌɪnkənˈviːnɪəns] / US [ˌɪnkənˈvɪnɪəns] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inconvenience : singular inconvenience plural inconveniences an annoying problem or situation, especially one that forces you to make an extra effort to do… …   English dictionary

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