Definitions for inconvenientˌɪn kənˈvin yənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•con•ven•ientˌɪn kənˈvin yənt(adj.)

  1. not easily accessible or at hand.

  2. inopportune; untimely.

  3. not suiting one's needs or purposes.

Origin of inconvenient:

1325–75; ME < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconvenient(adj)

    not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs

    "it is inconvenient not to have a telephone in the kitchen"; "the back hall is an inconvenient place for the telephone"

  2. inconvenient(adj)

    not conveniently timed

    "an early departure is inconvenient for us"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. inconvenient(adjective)ˌɪn kənˈvin yənt

    creating problems or needing too much effort

    Would it be inconvenient for you to drive me there?; an inconvenient time


  1. inconvenient(Noun)

    An inconsistency, an incongruity.

  2. inconvenient(Noun)

    An inconvenient circumstance or situation; an inconvenience.

  3. inconvenient(Adjective)

    Not convenient.

  4. Origin: From inconvénient, from inconvenientem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconvenient(adj)

    not becoming or suitable; unfit; inexpedient

  2. Inconvenient(adj)

    not convenient; giving trouble, uneasiness, or annoyance; hindering progress or success; uncomfortable; disadvantageous; incommodious; inopportune; as, an inconvenient house, garment, arrangement, or time

Translations for inconvenient

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


causing trouble or difficulty; awkward

He has come at a very inconvenient time.

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