Definition of inconvenient
: not convenient especially in giving trouble or annoyance : inopportune an inconvenient time
Examples of inconvenient in a Sentence
The restaurant is in an inconvenient location.
the unexpected visitors showed up at an inconvenient time
Recent Examples of inconvenient from the Web
Corn is technically a grain (ugh, so inconvenient), so that's also out.
Or some songs come at the most inconvenient times while sitting on the toilet or driving in traffic.
In these movies, disability is met with anger and frustration, the wish for death and ultimately, the fulfillment of that wish, sending the message that disabled bodies are inconvenient and not worth living in.
Lorde’s comparison of disability to negative situations or, rather, inconvenient ones, is inaccurate and harmful.
Neither increasingly inconvenient aviation-security measures, nor political trends against globalization and toward isolationism, are good for the international air travel business.
The inconvenient truth for the Boy Geniuses — new president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine — is that the Twins are starting to look like a team a few pieces away from being a division winner.
The administration has clearly decided that climate-science skepticism is an inconvenient way to frame their position, and that nationalistic arguments sell better.
Still, small thinking slip-ups are inconvenient and can sometimes be early warning signs of a more significant problem.
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Origin and Etymology of inconvenient
Middle English, incongruous, harmful, from Anglo-French, from Latin inconvenient-, inconveniens, from in- + convenient-, conveniens convenient
First Known Use: 1616See Words from the same year
INCONVENIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inconvenient for English Language Learners
: causing trouble or problems : not convenient
INCONVENIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of inconvenient for Students
: causing trouble or difficulty : not convenient That time is inconvenient for me.
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