inconvenient

adjective
in·con·ve·nient | \ˌin-kən-ˈvē-nyənt \

Definition of inconvenient 

: not convenient especially in giving trouble or annoyance : inopportune an inconvenient time

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Other Words from inconvenient

inconveniently adverb

Examples of inconvenient in a Sentence

The restaurant is in an inconvenient location. the unexpected visitors showed up at an inconvenient time

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There have been ups and downs, injuries at inconvenient times, opportunities missed. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Basketball has taken IU's Christian Watford all over world in quest of pro career," 9 July 2018 The accusations come at an inconvenient time for Macron. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "Macron says his new dishes cost $58,000. Others say it’s more like $580,000.," 14 June 2018 Thus, ambitious, talented young women across the country, myself included, saw parading around in high heels and a swimsuit as a semi-inconvenient hurdle to jump over to achieve our life goals. Nancy Redd, Glamour, "I Won the Miss America Swimsuit Competition, but I Couldn’t Be Happier It’s Canceled," 12 June 2018 As recently as a generation ago, problems like these were considered an inconvenient quirk or a cohabitation liability, like snoring or night terrors. Ashley Fetters, Bon Appetit, "How Sleep Became a Wellness Fixation," 29 May 2018 But what we're left with is something quite inconvenient. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "HP’s ZBook x2: It’s powerful, it’s specialized, and it’s very expensive," 27 May 2018 Science is under attack from people confronted with inconvenient facts that don’t square with their beliefs or livelihoods. Jack Payne, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Insects as art: How Florida can overcome the yuck factor," 9 July 2018 There are, however, some rather inconvenient facts. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 4 Days to Go - What if Johan Cruyff Had Made the Trip to Argentina?," 10 June 2018 Over the last year, as new inconvenient facts emerge, the explanations from Mr. Trump and his associates have continued to shift on campaign contacts and coordination with the Russians. NBC News, "Meet the Press -May 20, 2018," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of inconvenient

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inconvenient

Middle English, incongruous, harmful, from Anglo-French, from Latin inconvenient-, inconveniens, from in- + convenient-, conveniens convenient

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inconvenient

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inconvenient

: causing trouble or problems : not convenient

inconvenient

adjective
in·con·ve·nient | \ˌin-kən-ˈvē-nyənt \

Kids Definition of inconvenient

: causing trouble or difficulty : not convenient That time is inconvenient for me.

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inconveniently adverb

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