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
Still, small thinking slip-ups are inconvenient and can sometimes be early warning signs of a more significant problem.
Ducking out of work to see a listing is inconvenient, but also a bit of an adventure.
Also, there’s this inconvenient fact: nobody is even a little sure what the value or distribution of cable sports programming will look like for most of the years of the Royals’ next television contract.
Its ambition is to replace nature's wisdom with people's cleverness; to treat nature not as model and mentor but as a set of limits to be evaded when inconvenient; not to study nature but to restructure it.
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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: 1616
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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