inconvenient

adjective
in·​con·​ve·​nient | \ ˌin-kən-ˈvē-nyənt How to pronounce inconvenient (audio) \

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for inconvenient

Synonyms

awkward, discommoding, disobliging, incommoding

Antonyms

convenient, ultraconvenient

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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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But foreign stock sales are inconvenient and expensive for smaller companies. Washington Post, "China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry," 21 July 2019 If your car broke down on a lonely stretch of road, getting stranded wasn’t merely inconvenient but dangerous. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "Mom's Knight in Flammable Green Fur," 6 June 2019 As the days dragged on, what might have simply been an inconvenient blip ballooned into a major incident. Wired, "Europe's Weeklong Satellite Outage Is Over—But Still Serves as a Warning," 18 July 2019 Neymar has learned some inconvenient truths over the past few seasons, namely that money is not everything and the grass is not always greener. SI.com, "5 Times Players Linked With Barcelona Didn't Turn up for Training," 12 July 2019 Friends might want your attention at an inconvenient moment. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for July 11, 2019: Happy birthday Sela Ward; Virgo, bend with the wind when changes blow in," 11 July 2019 All of them were small and at times inconvenient, O’Reilly said. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Rehabbed homes in historically black Winters Lane community brings affordable rental units," 27 June 2019 Please make your readers aware that post-funeral food is often inconvenient even if the thought is appreciated. Abigail Van Buren, Twin Cities, "Dear Abby: Matriarch uses inheritance to keep her family in line," 5 July 2019 Please make your readers aware that post-funeral food is often inconvenient even if the thought is appreciated. Jeanne Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Dear Abby: Matriarch uses inheritance to keep her family in line," 5 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce inconvenient (audio) \

Kids Definition of inconvenient

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

Other Words from inconvenient

inconveniently adverb

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