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Meaning of INCONVENIENCE

Pronunciation:  `inkun'veenyuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a difficulty that causes anxiety
  2. [n]  the quality of not being useful or convenient
  3. [n]  the quality of an embarrassing situation; "he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"
  4. [n]  an inconvenient discomfort
  5. [v]  to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
 

INCONVENIENCE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, incommodiousness, nuisance value, put out, trouble, troublesomeness, worriment
 
 Antonyms: convenience
 
 See Also: affect, awkwardness, bear on, bear upon, cumbersomeness, difficultness, difficulty, disadvantage, discomfort, flea bite, fly in the ointment, impact, inaccessibility, ineptness, inopportuneness, touch, touch on, unavailability, uncomfortableness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, untimeliness, unwieldiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`con*ven"ience\, n. [L. inconvenientia
    inconsistency: cf. OF. inconvenience.]
    1. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; want 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.
    
    
  2. \In`con*ven"ience\, v. t.
    To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a
    neighbor.
    
    
 
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