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inconvenience


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inconvenience  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inconvenience  \In`con*ven"ience\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  to  inconvenience;  to  incommode;  as  to  inconvenience  a 
  neighbor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inconvenience 
  n  1:  an  inconvenient  discomfort  [syn:  {incommodiousness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  an  embarrassing  situation;  "he  sensed  the 
  awkwardness  of  his  proposal"  [syn:  {awkwardness},  {nuisance 
  value}] 
  3:  a  difficulty  that  causes  anxiety  [syn:  {troublesomeness},  {worriment}] 
  4:  the  quality  of  not  being  useful  or  convenient  [ant:  {convenience}] 
  v  :  to  cause  inconvenience  or  discomfort  to:  "Sorry  to  trouble 
  you  but..."  [syn:  {trouble},  {put  out},  {disoblige},  {discommode}, 
  {incommode},  {bother}] 




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