inconvenience

inconvenience
in|con|ve|ni|ence1 [ˌınkənˈvi:niəns] n
1.) [U]
problems caused by something which annoy or affect you
We apologise for the delay and any inconvenience caused.
the inconvenience of (doing) sth
the inconvenience of having to find another buyer
2.)
someone or something that causes problems for you
a minor inconvenience
inconvenience to
His early arrival was clearly an inconvenience to his host.
inconvenience 2
inconvenience2 v [T]
to cause problems for someone
I don't want to inconvenience you any further.

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  • Inconvenience — In con*ven ience, n. [L. inconvenientia inconsistency: cf. OF. inconvenience.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or condition of being inconvenient; lack of convenience; unfitness; unsuitableness; inexpediency; awkwardness; as, the inconvenience of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconvenience — vb Inconvenience, incommode, discommode, trouble are comparable when they mean to subject to disturbance or annoyance. Inconvenience usually suggests little more than interference with one s plans, one s comfort, or one s freedom of action; it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inconvenience — I verb annoy, be obstructive, be uncooperative, bother, disadvantage, discommode, displace, disturb, encumber, give trouble, hamper, hinder, impede, impose hardship, incommode, irritate, obstruct, stall, stand in the way, stymie, thwart, trouble …   Law dictionary

  • Inconvenience — In con*ven ience, v. t. To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inconvenience — [n] bother, trouble aggravation, annoyance, awkwardness, bothersomeness, cumbersomeness, difficulty, disadvantage, disruption, disturbance, drawback, exasperation, fuss, hindrance, nuisance, pain*, stew*, trial, troublesomeness, uneasiness,… …   New thesaurus

  • inconvenience — ► NOUN ▪ the state or fact of being slightly troublesome or difficult. ► VERB ▪ cause inconvenience to. DERIVATIVES inconvenient adjective inconveniently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inconvenience — [in΄kən vēn′yən sē] n. pl. inconveniencies [in΄kən vēn′yəns] n. [OFr < LL inconvenientia] 1. the quality or state of being inconvenient; lack of comfort, ease, etc.; bother; trouble 2. anything inconvenient: Also inconveniency [in΄kən vēn′yən… …   English World dictionary

  • inconvenience — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, major, serious ▪ mere, mild, minor, slight ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • inconvenience — n. 1) to cause inconvenience 2) to put up with (an) inconvenience 3) (a) considerable, great; slight inconvenience * * * [ˌɪnkən viːnɪəns] great slight inconvenience (a) considerable to cause inconvenience to put up with (an) inconvenience …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inconvenience — I UK [ˌɪnkənˈviːnɪəns] / US [ˌɪnkənˈvɪnɪəns] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms inconvenience : singular inconvenience plural inconveniences an annoying problem or situation, especially one that forces you to make an extra effort to do… …   English dictionary

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