inconvenience

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

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

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 inconvenience — {{11}}inconvenience (n.) c.1400, harm, damage, danger, also a harmful incident, misfortune, affliction, from O.Fr. inconvenience misfortune, calamity; impropriety (Mod.Fr. inconvenance), from L.L. inconvenientia lack of consistency, incongruity,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 inconvenience — in|con|ven|ience1 [ ,ınkən viniəns ] noun count or uncount an annoying problem or situation, especially one that forces you to make an extra effort to do something: the inconveniences of life in the smaller and more remote villages We apologize… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 inconvenience — [[t]ɪ̱nkənvi͟ːniəns[/t]] inconveniences, inconveniencing, inconvenienced 1) N VAR If someone or something causes inconvenience, they cause problems or difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience caused during the repairs... The practical… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 inconvenience — 1 noun 1 (C) something that causes you problems or difficulty: Compared to the trouble we ve had in the past, this is only a minor inconvenience. 2 (U) the state of having problems or difficulty: We hope the delay has not caused any inconvenience …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inconvenience — 1. noun 1) we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay Syn: trouble, bother, problems, disruption, difficulty, disturbance; vexation, irritation, annoyance; informal aggravation, hassle 2) his early arrival was clearly an inconvenience …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 inconvenience — 1. noun 1) we apologize for any inconvenience caused Syn: trouble, bother, problems, disruption, difficulty, disturbance; informal aggravation, hassle 2) his early arrival was clearly an inconvenience Syn: nuisance, trouble …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 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 …

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  • 19 inconvenience — /in keuhn veen yeuhns/, n., v., inconvenienced, inconveniencing. n. 1. the quality or state of being inconvenient. 2. an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc. v.t. 3. to put to inconvenience or… …

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  • 20 inconvenience — Synonyms and related words: abuse a privilege, ado, aggravate, aggravation, ail, annoy, annoyance, anxiety, awkwardness, be the matter, beset, besetment, bother, bothersomeness, bulkiness, burden, burdening, burdensomeness, burthen, can of worms …

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