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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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 Please make your readers aware that post-funeral food is often inconvenient even if the thought is appreciated. Dear Abby, oregonlive.com, "Dear Abby: Tyrannical granny holds promise of inheritance over family," 5 July 2019 Bottle bills were inconvenient and costly, the company said. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them," 4 July 2019 Stuart said the temporary arrangements will be inconvenient but manageable. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle relocates firefighters from station known as ‘Cancer House’ until more tests are done," 20 June 2019 The more moral choice in most cases is the one that is at least mildly inconvenient. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why You Need to Vote—Even If You Don't Want To," 3 Nov. 2018 Paper money is an ancient technology and an inconvenient means of payment. Noam Cohen, WIRED, "Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition," 19 June 2019 The warm vapor makes contact with cooled stainless steel coils inside, and, similar to that inconvenient water that drips from your air conditioning unit, condensation is created. Andrew Boryga, sun-sentinel.com, "Just add humidity: How this air-to-water machine can quench your thirst," 17 June 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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The first known use of inconvenient was in 1616

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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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