Definitions for inconvenienceˌɪn kənˈvin yəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•con•ven•ienceˌɪn kənˈvin yəns(n.; v.)-ienced, -ienc•ing.

  1. (n.)the quality or state of being inconvenient.

  2. an inconvenient circumstance or thing.

  3. (v.t.)to put to trouble; incommode.

Origin of inconvenience:

1350–1400; ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconvenience, incommodiousness(noun)

    an inconvenient discomfort

  2. troublesomeness, inconvenience, worriment(noun)

    a difficulty that causes anxiety

  3. inconvenience(verb)

    the quality of not being useful or convenient

  4. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother(verb)

    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

    "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inconvenience(noun)ˌɪn kənˈvin yəns

    being inconvenient or sth that is inconvenient

    a minor inconvenience; the inconvenience of being without electricity


  1. inconvenience(Noun)

    The quality of being inconvenient.

  2. inconvenience(Noun)

    Something that is not convenient, something that bothers.

  3. inconvenience(Verb)

    To bother; to discomfort

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconvenience(noun)

    the quality or condition of being inconvenient; want of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement

  2. Inconvenience(noun)

    that which gives trouble, embarrassment, or uneasiness; disadvantage; anything that disturbs quiet, impedes prosperity, or increases the difficulty of action or success; as, one inconvenience of life is poverty

  3. Inconvenience(verb)

    to put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor

Translations for inconvenience

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(something which causes) trouble or difficulty

He apologized for the inconvenience caused by his late arrival.

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