in-convenience


noun

  1. the quality or state of being inconvenient.
  2. an inconvenient circumstance or thing; something that causes discomfort, trouble, etc.

verb (used with object), in·con·ven·ienced, in·con·ven·ienc·ing.

  1. to put to inconvenience or trouble; incommode: He inconvenienced everyone by his constant telephoning.

noun

  1. the state or quality of being inconvenient
  2. something inconvenient; a hindrance, trouble, or difficulty

verb

  1. (tr) to cause inconvenience to; trouble or harass
n.

c.1400, “harm, damage, danger,” also “a harmful incident, misfortune, affliction,” from Old French inconvenience “misfortune, calamity; impropriety” (Modern French inconvenance), from Late Latin inconvenientia “lack of consistency, incongruity,” noun of quality from inconvenientem (see inconvenient). Later “impropriety, unfitness; an improper act or utterance” (early 15c.). Meaning “quality of being inconvenient” is from 1650s.

v.

1650s, from inconvenience (n.). Related: Inconvenienced; inconveniencing.

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