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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inconvenience \In'con*ven"ience\, noun [L. inconvenientia inconsistency: cf. OF. inconvenience.]

1. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; lack of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of the arrangement.

They plead against the inconvenience, not the unlawfulness, . . . of ceremonies in burial. --Hooker.

2. 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.

A place upon the top of Mount Athos above all clouds of rain, or other inconvenience. --Sir W. Raleigh.

Man is liable to a great many inconveniences. --Tillotson.

Syn: Incommodiousness; awkwardness; disadvantage; disquiet; uneasiness; disturbance; annoyance.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inconvenience \In'con*ven"ience\, verb (used with an object) To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an inconvenient discomfort [syn: {inconvenience}, {incommodiousness}]

2: a difficulty that causes anxiety [syn: {troublesomeness}, {inconvenience}, {worriment}]

3: the quality of not being useful or convenient [ant: {convenience}]


1: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..." [syn: {trouble}, {put out}, {inconvenience}, {disoblige}, {discommode}, {incommode}, {bother}]

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